Time has added Ben Goldberger to its editorial team. Goldberger comes to the magazine from the Chicago News Cooperative, where he served as news editor. He was previously the founding editor of Huffington Post Chicago, HuffPo’s first local vertical.
At Time, Goldberger will serve as a senior editor, helping direct print and digital news coverage.
Below is the memo announcing Goldberger’s appointment.
One of the reasons for our multi-platform success has been the degree to which our journalists operate as an integrated team across print and digital. It is in that spirit that we are pleased to announce the hiring of Ben Goldberger who will be an editorial hybrid; he’s both digital and print. Ben began his career as a metro reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times, eventually serving on the paper’s editorial board and as deputy editor of its weekly opinion section, Controversy. He was the founding Chicago editor of The Huffington Post, where he launched the first local Huffpo edition and created the template for all subsequent local verticals. Most recently he served as the news editor at the Chicago News Cooperative, the public service journalism organization that published a twice-weekly section in The New York Times. He managed the newsroom’s daily coverage and, as digital editor, led the development of its web site.
Ben will work with Tom Weber, Dan Eisenberg and Steve Snyder, to help shape our news coverage daily on Time.com and in the magazine each week. Please join us in welcoming Ben to TIME; you will find him sitting both in the bullpen and in 23-204.
— Rick and Cathy