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Time Adds Ryan Sager, Callie Schweitzer and Chris Wilson

Time just boosted its team with three excellent hires. Below are the details.

  • Ryan Sager has been named editorial director of Time Ideas. Sager comes to Time from WSJ, where he most recently served as deputy editor, review. He had been with WSJ since 2009. Prior to that he was a columnist for the New York Post and editorial page editor of the New York Sun.
  • Callie Schweitzer joins Time as director of digital innovation. She was most recently director of marketing and communications for Vox Media, which publishes The Verge, SB Nation and Polygon. Prior to that Schweitzer was deputy publisher of Talking Points Memo.
  • Chris Wilson comes to Time as intertactive graphics designer. He was most recently Yahoo’s director of news interactives for Yahoo News and editor of its The Signal blog. Prior to that he was a senior editor at Slate.
Below is a memo announcing the hires, from Time’s deputy managing editor Nancy Gibbs and Time.com’s managing editor, Edward Felsenthal.

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WSJ‘s Local NY Looks Bigger Than Expected

3008.jpgWhen a media company starts hiring, it makes news. And when that company is hiring more people than expected it’s a cause for celebration.

This fall, we were excited to learn that The Wall Street Journal was seeking to hire about a dozen local New York reporters to cover everything from city and state government to the arts for a new section in the paper set to compete directly against The New York Times.

But the hiring news now is getting even better (although the Times might disagree). Today, The New York Observer reports that the Journal‘s New York bureau will actually include three times as many staffers as originally expected — including a number of former New York Sun writers and editors, like John Seeley, the former managing editor of the Sun, who has been picked to lead the new bureau. Other reported hires include former Sun staffers Jacob Gershman, Kate Taylor, Erica Orden and Ryan Sager, and Michael Saul from The New York Daily News.

It’s no secret that Rupert Murdoch, CEO of Journal owner News Corp., has no love lost for the Times, and this new venture is seen among New York media circles as a direct assault against the Gray Lady’s dominance in the local media space, especially in arts coverage. We’re waiting patiently until April to see what this new launch will bring — and whether another feud between the Journal and the Times will crop up before then.

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Previously: Times-Journal Feud Update, Wall Street Journal Looks To Hire Local NY Reporters