Matt Yglesias will serve as executive editor of the new Vox Media venture founded by Ezra Klein, FishbowlNY has learned.
“That is my title,” Yglesias confirmed to FishbowlNY in an email Monday morning. “Now obviously the website itself needs a name and I suppose titles could change too as we build out the team, but ‘executive editor’ is the title Ezra and Melissa and I have had down on paper for me for months.”
Klein will be editor-in-chief.
Slate’s prolific economics blogger announced last week that he would join Klein, The Washington Post who recently quit to start his own publication with staff from his popular policy site, Wonkblog.
“There’s not much to say at this point,” Yglesias told The New York Times last Thursday, declining to provide details of his new position, “other than that I’m very excited to be part of this team and we’re hoping to announce some more stuff in the near future.”
But when Klein announced in a post on The Verge on Sunday that he would launch his new site with Vox, he and Yglesias chimed into the comments below. And, thanks to Vox’s comment system, which verifies official authors with a checkmark and job title, Yglesias revealed his role as executive editor.