TIME staffs up with even more hires
These days it's a good time to be at TIME, where newly minted managing editor Nancy Gibbs has wasted not a minute making several promotions and additions. With the relaunch of TIME.com in the works and site traffic reportedly up 50 percent, the magazine is ripe for expansion.
First, the promotions: deputy bureau chief and senior correspondent Michael Crowley has just been named chief foreign affairs correspondent. "Big congrats to @CrowleyTIME, newly minted @TIME Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent," announced TIME political reporter Zeke Miller. Washington Post's Max Fisher retweeted this, adding, "Woo Crowley!"
Meanwhile, TIME's Europe editor Catherine Mayer has been tapped as editor at large. "Congratulations to @catherine_mayer, who becomes an editor-at-large @TIME," tweeted editor Bobby Ghosh, explaining, "From experience, I know it's the coolest job at the magazine." Mayer thanked her fans, then got the heart of what we're all wondering: how to format her new title? "Large thanks for the kind messages--and a small dilemma. To hyphenate or not to hyphenate?" she asked. "Not to," replied New Statesman columnist Nina Caplan. "But capitalise, definitely."
Next, the additions: Dan Hirschhorn joins TIME in the freshly created role of continuous news editor. Most recently a contributing political reporter for The Wall Street Journal, he has also worked for Politico, the New York Post and the New York Daily News. "What's 'Continuous News'?" asked one of Hirschhorn's followers, reading all our minds. "News that's continuous," was the saucy reply from Hirschhorn, punctuated by a sly smiley face. But in case that doesn't clear it up for you (which we suspect it won't!), the official memo reads that in his new role, Hirschhorn will "help direct TIME’s broadening, 24/7 news coverage."
Noah Rayman graces TIME's masthead for the first time as a reporter for Time.com. Rayman has previously penned pieces at such publications as Bloomberg News and the Daily Beast, among others. WSJ's Rachel Ensign tweeted, "Congrats to @noahrayman on new gig at @Time, where he's sure to use skills from the cutthroat Stuyvesant Spectator newsroom."
Laura Stampler has also joined Time.com as a reporter. She had previously been a reporter for Business Insider since December 2011. "I see @laurastampler in this @TIME memo," noticed Huffington Post's Kim Bhasin. Also at HuffPo, Emma Gray tweeted, "Congrats to my amazing friend @laurastampler on starting her new role at @TIME today! They're lucky to have her."
And Charlotte Alter also joins as a reporter with that team, after having written for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Here's another interesting tidbit, though: she also recently worked for the HBO TV show "Girls." And journalism apparently is in her blood: Charlotte is the daughter of Jonathan Alter, an analyst for MSNBC and columnist for Bloomberg News. After reading one of her recent TIME articles, he proudly tweeted, "Terrific Time piece about Marissa Mayer and the Vogue spread by Charlotte Alter. (Yes, daughter)."
Another reporter new to the Time.com crew (at least, as a full-time employee) is Eliana Dockterman, who first interned for the magazine last summer while covering culture and technology. Showing generous support for her fellow hirees, Dockterman tweeted that she was "loving @laurastampler's debut reporting @TIME - Confessions of An Unapologetic Downton Abbey Bootlegger." But Dockterman has also put out some equally good reads since joining the team: check out her dating confessional on how her nut allergy made her monogamous.
The website also welcomes Denver Nicks as a reporter. Nicks was previously an editor at NPI: Nuclear Power International Magazine and boasts a bevy of bylines at National Geographic Traveler, the Nation, the Daily Beast and the Huffington Post. In the days before the official TIME announcement, however, Contently managing editor Sam Petulla joked, "Someone needs to go Edward Snowden and make the big reveal on your new gig!" Fortunately, no one had to sit on that secret too long, and in the wake of the revelation, Hunter Walker at Talking Points Memo reflected, "I see TIME has also picked up my former classmate @DenverNicks. Another sweet pickup."
It was a host of sweet pick-ups by TIME, indeed. Congratulations to every single one of you!
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