With the lost of their sports editor this week, the Washington Examiner is shuffling people around and doling out promotions. One of whom is Jeff Tomik, who shifts from Assistant Sports Editor to Sports Editor. He started at the publication in 2007 as a page designer. Scott Silverstein, who joined the paper last year as a sports copy editor now becomes Assistant Sports Editor.
The hiring of a new sports copy editor is in the works. “That’s in progress but we haven’t settled on anyone yet,” said Editor Stephen Smith.
Congratulations to Tomik and Silverstein.
See the internal memo from Smith…
I’m pleased to announce that Jeff Tomik, who has been assistant sports editor since July 2008, will be taking over as the section’s editor effective Monday. Jeff replaces the departing James Irwin, who is returning to his alma mater James Madison University as assistant director of the Alumni Association. Jeff, who also graduated from JMU, began his journalistic career as a contributing editor to The Breeze, the student newspaper. He joined the professional ranks as a staff writer for the Journal newspapers in Dayton, Virginia, and then moved to the Shenandoah Valley-Herald as sports editor. He joined The Washington Examiner in 2007 as a page designer and all-around editor. A year later he shifted to the sports staff.
Replacing him as assistant sports editor is Scott Silverstein, who joined the Examiner last year as a sports copy editor. Scott, a graduate of American University, spent 13 years at the Washington Times – the first 10 as a writer and copy editor, the last three as deputy sports editor.
Jeff and Scott both have been widely cited for their good work, and I have every confidence they will build on the improvements that James leaves behind. Please join me in congratulating them on their new positions.