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Around the time of the magazine’s November debut, referring to its inaugural cover that portrayed a look into the Oval Office through a key hole, but more broadly in terms of POLITICO and the magazine, Glasser then said, “It’s to take readers as much as possible through the Washington key hole. To take you into the rooms you want to be in. Into the rooms where decisions are make. Into the rooms where there’s not always transparency and accountability.”
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Susan Glasser has been named editor of POLITICO, according to a memo issued this morning from the Rosslyn-based political news outlet’s CEO Jim VandeHei, editor-in-chief John Harris, and COO Kim Kingsley.
“Susan is among the smartest, most innovative and creative editors around,” write VanDeHei, Harris, and Kingsley.
“Our challenge is to extend our dominance in this space and expand our reach − in Washington, key states and the world,” add VanDeHei, Harris, and Kingsley. ”That is why we are redesigning our digital properties, redoing all of our technology, expanding into Europe, exploring new state versions of POLITICO and growing our operation and leadership here.”
Glasser, who joined POLITICO Magazine as editor in late 2013, worked for years with VandeHei, Harris, and Kingsley at The Washington Post, prior to her forced departure in 2008.
See the full memo after the jump. Read more
Last night in the library at DAR Constitution Hall, POLITICO Magazine celebrated its latest issue, which named the top 50 persons challenging American politics, that we featured last week.
The room was decorated with an 18-foot tall “50″ constructed out of 365 POLITICO Magazine covers. The evening wrapped prior to President Barack Obama’s 9pm statement on ISIS.
POLITICO Magazine’s “50″ listees in attendance: Laura Ingraham, Scott Reed, Lawrence Lessig, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon (Sipping diet coke and gathering material for his next season. Overheard telling Christine Delargy at the bar that he just wrapped taping “HOC” in Baltimore that night.)
Not in attendance: Listee Pope Francis
Prior to her seven years at the Post, Rodriguez was the Washington bureau chief for BusinessWeek and spent 10 years with the Legal Times.
From: Susan Glasser
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:00 PM
Subject: A new editor at the Magazine
Dear Politicos — We’re delighted to announce that Eva Rodriguez will be joining the Magazine as our senior editor. Eva comes to us from the Washington Post, where she’s spent the last seven years wearing many hats from politics editor and deputy at the Style section to editorial board member. She’s also been editor in chief of Legal Times, DC bureau chief for BusinessWeek and an editor in the Washington bureau of the New York Times — a wide-ranging experience that gives her fluency in so many of the subjects that the Magazine aims to tackle. She also just loves to work with writers. Eva is mother of two college-sophomore twins and lives in Takoma Park with her partner Debra, and we can’t wait to welcome her in mid-August.
A piece of news that may make some over at The Atlantic gag (get it?): Politico‘s Magazine has hired Geoffrey Gagnon as its editorial director. Gagnon was a senior editor at The Atlantic. Before that he was articles editor at Boston magazine.
He starts Sept. 23.
The door swings both ways. National Journal, owned by the same publisher as The Atlantic, recently promoted Tim Grieve to Editor-in-Chief. Grieve is a former Politico editor.
CORRECTION: The previous picture we ran of Gagnon was — gasp! — not him. Internet searches proved to be faulty and we promise to be more careful in the future. The guy who we thought he was looks quite a bit different — check him out after the jump.
There’s something about AMC Mad Men’s “Peggy Olson” (played by actress Elisabeth Moss) that reminds us so much of Politico‘s relatively new longform magazine editor Susan Glasser.
Politico is slowly but surely putting together its magazine team. Run by Susan Glasser and Blake Hounshell, both of whom recently arrived from Foreign Policy magazine, they’ve hired on Jason Zengerle from New York Magazine and GQ. Zengerle previously wrote for The New Republic.
In addition, Glenn Thrush, the White House reporter known for his feisty arguing on Twitter, is moving over to the magazine beat. If Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris gushed any more about him, his head even in his infamous fedora, might not fit through the door. He calls him “one of our most brilliant reporters and writers” and says the “move is a natural for Glenn, whose greatest strength may be his ability to understand the ways that human character animates Washington and its large political and policy debates. Glenn is as gifted as any writer I have known at bringing this to life in vivid ways, and we are extremely enthusiastic about his new assignment.”
See the memo… Read more
Are women on the rise at Politico? If you recall, in a recent interview with TNR, Executive Editor Jim VandeHei and Isaac Chotiner got in a verbal dust-up on the matter when Chotiner uttered the phrase “overt sexism” and suggested that Politico has a female problem. “I think women would find the premise deeply condescending,” VandeHei shot back at him, saying no one who presently works at Politico would make the charge. And the facts are what they are. Even if you argue this may just be for appearance sake, there are a lot of females in high-ranking roles.
In recent months Politico has been a steady procession of men out of leadership posts. With what looks to be a substantial overhaul of Politico management, the winners are all women. Tim Grieve, who had repeatedly been accused of treating women unfairly, is out and now at National Journal, where his new colleagues say he couldn’t be nicer; Craig Gordon, the highest ranking male outside of VandeHarris is gone as of today — he’s off to Bloomberg News, where he’ll be Deputy Managing Editor. Females in high-ranking roles at Politico include Susan Glasser, who they’ve hired to run a longform magazine project and one their newest hires, Denise Kerston Wells, who they snagged from Washingtonian, to be a senior editor for the longform project. Danielle Jones, meanwhile, is the highest ranking woman in editorial who beat out Gordon and Grieve for job, Kim Kingsley is the COO and Rachel Smolkin, who will take over for Gordon.
We asked Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris if this has been a concerted effort combat the rap and put women in top roles and will report back if he replies.
See the extremely complimentary memo from Politico on Gordon as well as Bloomberg‘s announcement… Read more
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