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Orr to join the NY Times Opinion in new role

August 23, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Christopher Orr

Christopher Orr will join The New York Times Opinion in a new role as its signature voices editor. Orr begins in September.

A part of the announcement reads:

“As signature voices editor, Chris will be foremost a sounding board and ideas partner with the columnists, newsletter writers and their editors and editorial assistants. As he told us in one of our conversations, he envisions the role as wholly collaborative, doing whatever he can to support our writers in exploring and framing their ideas, interests and enthusiasms. Chris will be interacting with everyone in that communal spirit — thinking through, say, whether a great idea is better as a 3,000-word Sunday Opinion cover story rather than as a 900-word column, or how to bring in graphics or video or other colleagues to team up on an ambitious swing.”

Orr will join from The Atlantic, where he has been a contributing writer. Previously, he held editorial roles at The Atlantic, New Republic and Washington Post.

He worked at U.S. News & World Report and Mother Jones, specializing in politics, culture, long-form narrative and true crime.

Be sure to congratulate Orr on Twitter.

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