Guardian names US opinion editor

Ever feel like swapping jobs with someone? Matt Sullivan has effectively done just that. Sullivan departs The New York Times for The Guardian's American operation, where he's assumed the position of opinion editor vacated by a journalist who just joined -- you guessed it -- the Times.

"Tough to leave The Times, but thrilled to join @GuardianUS as the editor of @commentisfree," Sullivan shared via Twitter.

He's certainly a good fit for the job: previously Sullivan served as the NYT's opinion editor -- a position now filled by Matt Seaton (right), the very same journalist who was Sullivan's predecessor at the Guardian.

Confused, yet? We'll throw one more "Matt" in, just in case you aren't:

"We welcome the excellent @sullduggery as opinion editor," senior editor Matt Wells greeted Sullivan, before adding, "He'll need to lose the tie, though." We assume Wells means the one in the photo above at left, and we must respectfully disagree!

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

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