NJ editor switches to writing role

National Journal's deputy magazine editor Jim Oliphant will soon take on the role as senior writer instead, devoting his time purely to writing.

"Great news for #longform law fans: @jamesoliphant switches from desk job to reporting/writing at @nationaljournal," freelance journalist Mark Obbie tweeted in response to the news.

In the memo detailing the move, NJ editor Tim Grieve says, "I want more of both – more of Jim’s writing, and more of Jim’s talents as a mentor and teacher and agent for change. And I think we’ve come up with a way to have it all."

That means, of course, that the Journal is launching a national search for a new managing editor. So keep that in mind, newsies in need of a job!

Don’t forget - if you change jobs or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. Thanks!


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