The hiring spree continues. The National Journal Group today announced that it has hired Matthew Cooper to be its managing editor.
Cooper has made the rounds on the Washington, DC, journalism scene as a White House correspondent for U.S. News & World Report, Washington bureau chief at Newsweek and politics editor at Time‘s website, among many other roles.
“As we build out the leadership team here at National Journal, we are looking for editors who can shape our journalism into the most thoughtful, forward-looking, and incisive work in Washington,” said National Journal Group editor in chief Ron Fournier in a statement. “Matt brings an incredible knowledge about how this city works and combines it with a dexterity that is perfect for our rapidly changing media environment. Our entire team will benefit from his experience and insight.”
Fournier himself is a recent hire at National Journal, having joined up in late June. The company has been on something of a hiring tear lately, most recently picking up Politico’s Tim Alberta for its Hotline website. Other recent hires include political analyst Matthew Dowd and Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic.
Press release after the jump.