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NJ Taps Scott Bland to Lead Hotline

blandNational Journal Editor-in-Chief and (now) President Tim Grieve has promoted senior analyst Scott Bland to become editor-in-chief of The Hotline. Grieve made the announcement today, adding that Politico’s Andrea Drusch was being brought on as a senior analyst. Bland had been senior analyst, covering Congressional and gubernatorial races, since 2102 -when he served as editor of House Race Hotline during the elections.

Drusch previously worked as a digital producer for Politico.

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Bradley Installs ‘Next Generation of Leadership” at The Atlantic

Atlantic Media Chairman and CEO David Bradley announced today that James Bennet and Bob Cohn have been named Co-Presidents of The Atlantic.

Bennet will retain his current title of Editor-in-Chief while Cohn will take on the title of COO as well as co-president. He will transition from digital editor to preside over all business operations, including AtlanticLIVE and The Wire.

Bradley also announced that Kevin Delaney and Jay Lauf would become Co-President’s of Quartz, Atlantic’s digital business publication. They are and will continue to serve as Editor-in-Chief and Publisher respectively.

“With these promotions, we are all but complete in installing a next generation of leadership at Atlantic Media,” Bradley said.

Earlier this month, he appointed yet another pair of co-presidents during a round of promotions at National Journal Group. NJ Editor-in-Chief Tim Grieve and Publisher Poppy MacDonald added Co-President to their existing titles, while Tim Hartman was promoted to CEO.

Top Execs Promoted at Atlantic Media

Atlantic Media Chairman and CEO David Bradley announced some big changes at the top of their Washington divisions today. The top-of-the-masthead shuffle is partly a response to the imminent departure of Bruce Gottlieb, who is currently serving as President of National Journal and General Council for Atlantic Media. He will be returning to his roots in policy and government affairs.

National Journal Chief Revenue Office Poppy MacDonald has been promoted to Publisher and Co-President of that publication. She will take on some of Gottlieb’s responsibilities, while continuing to lead NJ’s revenue line, as well as business development, marketing, and advertising. She will also oversee National Journal Live, the pub’s events business.

And NJ Editor-in-Chief Tim Grieve will share Presidential responsibility with MacDonald, adding Co-President to his title. He will be responsible for editorial strategy and new editorial products for the brand.

National Journal will also be grouped together with fellow Atlantic Media publication Government Executive under the unified leadership of Tim Hartman.

Hartman, current President of Government Executive Media Group (GEMG), has been named CEO of Atlantic Media’s Washington divisions.  He will now add National Journal Group to his portfolio and continue to lead Government Executive as he has for the past two years. The GEMG umbrella also includes online publications Defense One and NextGov.

And finally, Deputy General Counsel Aretae Wyler will succeed Gottlieb as General Counsel of Atlantic Media. She will also continue to serve as Bradley’s chief of staff.

NJ Adds to Magazine, Energy Staff

National Journal’s Editor-in-Chief Tim Grieve announced today that they have hired a managing editor to oversee their magazine. Amanda Cormier comes on board as Editor Richard Just and Deputy Editor Andie Coller begin their redesign of NJ mag. She previously wrote for the online magazine BKLYNR, and has also worked at the New Yorker.

Two more hires were announced as well. Jason Plautz will be the new energy reporter. He is currently a reporter at Environment and Energy News after having worked at Inside Climate News and Sports Illustrated. And Emma Roller will come on board from Slate as part of NJ‘s wire team. She edited and wrote for Slate’s Weigel and Moneybox blogs, and has also interned at NPR and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Roller starts on Monday, and Cormier and Plautz will start later in the month.

NJ Is Totally Psyched to Get Richard Just

As we reported earlier today, Richard Just has just been brought on as editor of National Journal’s magazine. And if this internal memo from Editor in Chief Tim Grieve is any indication, NJ feels they’ve scored quite a coup. Grieve is clearly stoked to bring Just on board, and though he acknowledges that Just and Deputy Editor Andie Coller have a lot of work to do to “reinvent” the mag, he also promises that “they’re going to have all the resources to do it right.”

From the memo:

This is major. Richard is one of the best magazine editors in the country. He was the editor of Newsweek.  Before that, he was the editor of The New Republic. He comes to us with the strongest possible endorsements from some of the nation’s most accomplished magazine writers. And he comes to us brimming with ideas for making National Journal the most vibrant, most compelling, most essential policy-and-politics magazine anywhere.

Someone’s ears must be burning! Read the whole memo after the jump…

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Following Website Redesign, NJ Hires Richard Just to “Reengineer” Mag

National Journal Editor-in-Chief Tim Grieve announced today that Richard Just will be the new editor of National Journal magazine.

Just was most recently editor of Newsweek, and before that, The New Republic. He will lead the magazine through a redesign this spring with Deputy Magazine Editor Andie Coller. He will also oversee the hiring of additional staff editors and reporters over the next several months.

“It’s an exciting time to join National Journal given the opportunity and resources on hand to be bold and creative while maintaining the foundation on which this venerable brand was built nearly 50 years ago,” Just said.  “As we reengineer the magazine, our focus will be on making it a source for long-form writing about politics that is enlightening, challenging, informative, and (as all great magazine journalism should be) truly fun to read.”

Just’s first day is March 10. Congratulations Richard!

NJ to Initiate Magazine Redesign In Wake of Kushner’s Exit

Adam KushnerEalier today, Politico reported that National Journal‘s executive editor Adam Kushner is leaving to start up a new Politico Magazine-esque digital venture at WaPo. Kushner was with NJ for just over three years, both in an editorial capacity and as a writer, covering topics including idealism in the Middle East, China’s world domination, and the recovery of New Orleans. He was also the leader in getting NJ‘s recent “Gay Washington” special issue together, and conducted their interview with Barney Frank.

FishbowlDC has now learned that editor-in-chief Tim Grieve will be leading the search for Kushner’s replacement as executive editor, and that the first task awaiting the new pick will be be a major magazine redesign. In the job description posted on the careers page of NJ‘s parent company Atlantic Media, the position is described as:

…a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – the chance to reshape and rebuild one of Washington’s most enduring brands for a new generation of readers. The executive editor will take the lead role in the redesign of National Journal’s magazine and then oversee all aspects of editing and producing it.

Kushner’s last day at NJ is February 12; he begins at WaPo on February 24th.

Changes A-coming to National Journal

Tim Grieve announced yesterday that more changes are coming to the National Journal. In an email to staff, he announced two new hires and two promotions. Andie Coller will be joining NJ as deputy magazine editor and Brendan Sasso as a technology correspondent.

 

Coller started her career in New York, working at the New York Post before jumping to Politico, where she has been an editor. Sasso is the lead writer for the Hillicon Valley blog at The Hill and is the second reporter from The Hill to leave for the National Journal in the last month. Ben Geman was hired in November to cover environmental issues.

Grieve also announced two promotions. Patrick Reis is moving into a new role as NJ’s Policy Editor with responsibility for health care, tech,  and defense. Matt Berman is also taking on new responsibilities as the editor of NJ’s wire team.

The Hill‘s Ben Geman Picked Up By National Journal

In a memo to staff today, National Journal Editor-in-Chief Tim Grieve announced that Ben Geman has been hired away from The Hill to join their energy team:

It’s no exaggeration to say that I’ve been trying to hire Ben for almost four years now. And if you follow energy news, you know why. From his perch at The Hill — and particularly the E-2 Wire — Ben has been breaking news and giving his competitors fits on a daily basis.  It will be a great to have him on our team.

Geman has covered the energy beat at The Hill for the past four years and will report to work at NJ on December 2nd. Congrats from FishbowlDC, Ben, on the new gig!

NJ Restructures Hotline

NJNational Journal EIC Tim Grieve announced this morning a slew of  staffing changes in an internal memo obtained by FishbowlDC.

“I’m not sure how this happened, but 2014 is almost upon us – and 2016 isn’t far off,” wrote Grieve. “We’re making big moves to gear up for both, and I want to share some of the early details with you now.”

Among the changes: Josh Kraushaar, who’s been running Hotline will become Political Editor for National Journal.  Kraushaar’s post at Hotline will be assumed by Steve Shepard.  Under a revamped Hotline beat structure, Kevin Brennan will cover the Senate races; Scott Bland will follow the House; and Julie Sobel will cover presidential campaigns while producing “Wake Up Call.”

In addition, Sarah Mimms will move from Hotline to the Daily.   Alex Roarty will join Hotline as chief political correspondent where he’ll write for “Hotline on Call” and  continue to be a regular presence in National Journal magazine, National Journal Daily and NationalJournal.com.  And Karyn Bruggeman will become Hotline’s governors’ race analyst.

Congrats to all on your new positions.

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