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Garance Franke-Ruta Joins Yahoo News as Washington Editor

Garance Franke-Ruta joins Yahoo News as Washington Editor the company announced today. In her new role, Franke-Ruta will work with Yahoo News’ team of reporters to further develop and grow original content and political news coverage.

Franke-Ruta was most recently with The Atlantic where she was a senior editor covering national politics.

“Garance has the creativity, passion and experience that Yahoo News needs to break news and create conversation with our political coverage,” said Megan Liberman, editor in chief of Yahoo News, in today’s announcement. “She also happens to be one of the smartest and most social media savvy political journalists in the business. I am delighted to have her guiding our Washington bureau.”

Franke-Ruta has also worked at The Washington PostThe American Prospect, the Washington City PaperThe New Republic and National Journal magazines. She was named one of the top 140 Tweeters of 2013 by TIME magazine and in 2012 led the Atlantic politics team, editing coverage that contributed to TheAtlantic.com receiving the 2013 National Magazine Award for Best Website.

Yahoo recent hires include tech columnist David Pogue, Yahoo News editor in chief Megan Liberman, national political columnist Matt Bai, and the addition of Katie Couric as Yahoo News’ Global Anchor.

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The American Prospect Seeks Web-Savvy Executive Editor

Calling all liberals! The American Prospect is looking for a new executive editor to help oversee the editorial direction of the monthly magazine and accompanying Web properties.

The chosen one will supervise the editorial and production staff, and perform duties like hiring, mentoring and reviewing performance. He or she will assign features, edit print pieces and work with the magazine’s founding co-editors on special reports and the Culture and Books sections. Web-savvy candidates are welcome, as gig responsibilities include advancing the magazine’s online presence.

The ideal candidate will have substantial journalistic experience in a senior editorial position, preferably with a magazine. Those with online experience and exceptional leadership skills will certainly stand out. The mag is looking to have its editor in place January 15, so if you’re interested, apply here now.