The New Republic is serious about beefing up its staff. The Huffington Post reports that it has brought Greg Veis back from The New York Times Magazine. Veis was previously the web editor at the magazine; he will now serve as executive editor.

Additionally, the New Republic has named Michael Schaffer its new editorial director. Schaffer comes to the magazine from Washington City Paper, where he worked as editor-in-chief.

At The New Republic, Schaffer will be responsible for all digital content.