Gene Sperling, former director of the National Economic Council under President Obama and President Clinton, as well as former chief economic advisor for the Hillary Clinton campaign, has joined The Atlantic as a contributing editor covering the economy and government. John Mancini is the new global news editor at Quartz, which is owned by Atlantic Media. Mancini leaves his role as director of digital news gathering at NBC. He previously worked at the Associated Press and at Newsday.
Meanwhile, at The Wall Street Journal, reporter E.S. “Jim” Browning has announced his retirement after 44 years in journalism—38 of them at the Journal. In a note to colleagues, he said, “My career took me to France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and New York, and I could hardly have asked for more.”