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POLITICO Pro Announces Several New Hires, Moves and Promotions

POLITICO Pro editor Martin Kady today announced to staff in an email several new hires, moves and promotions within the POLITICO Pro division, which now includes 13 policy verticals.

New hires include Mary Beth Marklein, a former higher education reporter for USA TODAY, as Pro Education editor; Chase Purdy as a reporter for Pro Agriculture; Jen Judson who joined Pro Defense on July 14; and Patrick Temple-West, who joins the Financial Services team.

In new roles are Maggie Chan as senior pro editor and Kyle Cheney, transitioning to the Campaign Pro team from the health care team.

See the full announcement, after the jump. Read more

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A Funny Way to Give Props to Politico Reporters

This is the kind of thing that’s only going to get better with time.

Starting back in November, Politico began an undercover employee recognition program that consists of an internal memo that gives “props”.  And while almost everyone and their brother can be individually mentioned, the people responsible for keeping the site running gets mentioned en mass (those geeks they affectionately call “the POLITICO web team”). In other words, this is a way to thank people who are not in the top tier of Politico‘s clutches and who, in many cases, you’ve never heard of ever.

Our absolute favorite props: “Several anonymous sources have also given props to Adam Mowder and Andy Glass for always changing the heavy water bottles in the back of the newsroom on a regular basis, that is no easy feat!” (According to intricate FishbowlDC research, those water bottles weigh approximately 3/4 of Glass’s entire body weight.)

Just before Christmas, management sent out an official “Props to POLITICOS” email to staff. “Props to POLITICO’s is off to a great start,” whoever is honcho-ing this operation began on a ringing note of enthusiasm. “We received several nominations the first two months and cannot wait to see what next month brings!  Keep the props coming and send your notes to propsPoliticos@politico.com.”

We changed the above email slightly as to not destroy the entire “props” operation before it even gets off the ground. But you’ve twisted our arms. We’ll highlight the rest of our favorites for November and December… Read more