Newsweek beefs up staff for revival
As it prepares for its rebranding after separating with The Daily Beast, Newsweek has been in a hiring frenzy, having just confirmed a slew of additions. At the top of the list is Karla Zabludovsky, whom they poached from the New York Times' Mexico bureau. "Was hired as @Newsweek's Latin America correspondent," she announced on Twitter. Tips on anything in between Mexico and Argentina welcome!" Colleagues at the NYT wished her well: "Allbest to @karlazabs as she heads to Newsweek. It was a pleasure working with you!" tweeted assistant foreign editor Andrea Kannapell.
Zabludovsky's call for tips was retweeted by Victoria Bekiempis, who happens to be another new hire and Newsweek's soon-to-be senior writer. Bekiempis will join the publication from DNAInfo, where she is currently a reporter and producer. "Congrats to @vicbekiempis!" freelance journalist Grace Bello responded to the news. Bekiempis also retweeted a Capital New York announcement, prefacing it, "I'm so honored to have worked @DNAinfo but am very happy to announce ..."
In addition, The Atlantic Wire's culture editor Alexander Nazaryan has been poached to cover the same beat (as well as science) for Newsweek. "I've had a a great time at @TheAtlanticWire, but I'm very excited to be doing longform at @Newsweek," he admitted on Twitter. "Damn. @alexnazaryan leaves @TheAtlanticWire after only 2 1/2 months to join the new @newsweek team," observed Nicholas Jackson with Pacific Standard Magazine. Meanwhile, NPR book critic Michael Schaub tweeted him, "Sweet news! Congratulations, man," to which Nazaryan replied, "Thank you. It was a tough decision to make, but, well, I've made it."
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