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NatGeo Gets New Editor in Chief, Chief Content Officer

The National Geographic Society announced yesterday the promotion of Executive Editor of News and Features Susan Goldberg, to Editor in Chief of National Geographic magazine and News. She will replace Chris Johns, who takes on the newly defined role of Chief Content Officer.

The reorg comes as part of a general realignment at NatGeo being spearheaded by CEO and President Gary Knell. Moving forward, the 126-year-old Society is focusing on more clearly defining and supporting its primary components: exploration and science; media; and education.

“Our efforts need to be organized around our purpose, not our platforms,” said Knell. “We are a nonprofit with the mission to inspire people to care about the planet. We do this through storytelling, research and exploration, and education. Aligning our media teams so that they share a common vision and can bring their expertise to bear across the organization will enable us to seamlessly tell stories to, and share experiences with, our global audiences wherever they want to find us.”

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First Day on the Job for Wallsten, Mitra, and Goldberg

A big FishbowlDC congrats to Sujata Mitra, Peter Wallsten, and Susan Goldberg -all of whom are starting new jobs today!

Mitra was hired away from CQ Roll Call back in December. She will be HuffPo’s new Director of Communications of News and Politics. Wallsten was promoted to Deputy National Political Editor at WaPo shortly before Christmas. And Goldberg, formerly of Bloomberg News, is now National Geographic‘s Executive Editor.

If you see any of these cats around town, make sure to give em a high-five and/or buy them a drink. But remember – always high-five before drinks. Otherwise it could get messy…

Bloomberg’s Susan Goldberg Heads to National Geographic

National Geographic announced today that Susan Goldberg will be their new executive editor for text. In her new position, Goldberg will be responsible for all writing and editing associated with the magazine’s print and digital content and will oversee a staff of 18 full-time editors and writers.

Goldberg leaves Bloomberg News, where she was executive editor for federal, state and local government coverage. Prior to joining Bloomberg, she was editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the largest newspaper in Ohio, and executive editor of the San Jose Mercury News.

Goldberg reports to work January 6th. Congrats Susan from all of us here at FishbowlDC!

Women on the Rise at Politico?

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