WaPo breaks new ground with new hires

The Washington Post had a whirlwind of a hiring week, recently announcing both the addition of Parade's Steven Petrow (whom you may know as Mr. Manners) and The Atlantic's Philip Bump.

Petrow's addition signals a true changing of the times: he's been commissioned by WaPo to pen “Civilities,” an advice column with a focus on LGBTQ concerns. Most recently the “Manners Hero of the Week” column for Parade, he's already started his new bi-weekly column published on Mondays: here's a taste from yesterday's.

"It's official! My 1st #Civilities column has been published for the @washingtonpost - exciting new chapter," Petrow shared.

Meanwhile, Bump joins The Fix as a politics reporter, which should be a good fit after his current gig covering that very beat for Atlantic's The Wire.

"Oh, so here's some news: I'm starting a new gig at the Washington Post next month," he announced on Twitter. "I'll be blogging about politics, as usual, from the cozy confines of New York City. I am, obviously, excited." He then added, "And I leave a great, great organization at The Atlantic, to which I am hugely indebted and grateful."

Vanity Fair's Richard Lawson heralded the news via quip: "Great to hear that @pbump has defeated Jeff Bezos in single combat and will be taking over the Washington Post."

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!

Learn how to get more press, set up alerts that are "better than Google Alerts" and make reports on the impact of articles.

Request a Muck Rack Demo