Quite a few hires and promotions today:

  • Michael Schaffer becomes the editor of Washington City Paper, replacing Erik Wemple, who left last month to lead TBD.com.

    Schaffer worked at the paper as reporter and editor from 1997 to 2000, then left for US News & World Report and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

  • Maria Cristina Marrero has been promoted to editor-in-chief of Siempre Mujer, a Spanish-language Meredith publication for women. She’s been with the magazine since October 2008.
  • And Una LaMarche, formerly the managing editor of BlackBook, has been named managing editor of the New York Observer. She replaces Joe Pompeo, who left the Observer for Business Insider in March.