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HuffPost Editor Recalls Impromptu Arianna Job Interview

At age 27, Laura Schocker is happily ahead of the NYC journalism career schedule she envisioned after graduating from the Medill School.

In short order over the past few years, she has progressed from freelancing, to editorial assistant at The Knot, to editorial assistant at Prevention magazine, to associate and now managing editor of The Huffington Post’s Healthy Living section. In an interview with the Altoona Mirror, Schocker remembers how fortuitously the HuffPost opportunity came about:

Schocker said she was at a press event when she met an editor for The Huffington Post and later that day, she was in the HuffPost office interviewing for a job.

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HuffPo Managing Editor to Depart Site

Nico Pitney, the Executive Managing Editor of The Huffington Post, is stepping down. Capital New York reports that Pitney is leaving for family reasons. Pitney has also served as HufPo’s Politics Editor, National Editor and Washington Bureau Chief, prior to his current position.

“After living in two different cities for the first year of their marriage, Nico and his wife have decided to move to San Francisco to be closer to their families, and to start a family of their own,” Arianna Huffington wrote in a memo announcing the move. “Sadly, as a result, Nico will be stepping down as managing editor on February 3rd. In a number of roles over the years, Nico has been an integral part of HuffPost’s growth and success, and played a key leadership role following the merger. I will miss him very much.”

Jimmy Soni, HuffPo’s 26-year-old Chief of Staff, is succeeding Pitney.