NY Times poaches WaPo's Justin Bank
The New York Times sticks its hand in The Washington Post's cookie jar again, naming Justin Bank deputy editor for audience development. Until this moment Banks had been running the Post’s audience and digital news team.
"It was a difficult decision to leave the amazing @washingtonpost; though the newsroom is in great hands with my @jfdulac and @rkellett," he acknowledged, then continued, "That said, couldn't be more excited to get to work on @alexmaccallum's new audience team in the @nytimes newsroom."
Needless to say, no one at the Post is happy about it.
"And now, a moment of silence for my friend and mentor @bankonjustin. You’ll be mis—hey look, a spike alert! Let’s party, everybody!" joked WaPo's J. Dulac, later adding, "In all seriousness: wishing nothing but the best to @bankonjustin, and congrats to the @nytimes for the poach. This one hurts."
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