A Yahoo! rep tells paidContent that “the company wasn’t launching a new politics vertical or a new site, maintaining that his hire is part of the company’s efforts to ‘ramp up’ its original content.”
Golis blogged a few days ago about his move:
I’ve accepted an amazing offer from Yahoo to build, staff and run a new news blog. It will be a combination of curation and original reporting, with gregarious linking and sharp, smart writing. In other words, for the folks who read this site for meta journalism news, I’m going to be building a team to bring the most popular news site in the United States into the news link economy.
Needless to say, only an opportunity this intriguing could have possibly lured me away from TPM. My love for the company, for Josh, and for the team he’s built isn’t something that will ever go away. I’ll always be thankful to Josh for the opportunities he’s given me and proud to have contributed to building the site into what it’s become (when I started there, it looked like this). I’m sure TPM will remain a cutting edge producer of engaging, important journalism for years to come…..
In the meantime, if you always thought “I could do Andrew’s job way better than he does,” I highly recommend you apply for one of the two new job opening’s on TPM’s publishing staff: Deputy Publisher/Publisher and Social Media & Publicity Associate. Details are here.