Media Moves

NY Times hires editors on the Flex desk

March 2, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt announcement was sent out by The New York Times editor, Flexible Editing desk, Peter Blair:

Mike Peed is joining Flex in what qualifies for him as a return to The Times: He was first hired by Opinion in 2011 to establish that desk’s fact-checking department and came to assign and edit pieces for the Op-Ed page and Sunday Review.

Before The Times, Mike spent many years on the editorial staff of The New Yorker. Mike has also edited at Men’s Journal, and he began his career at National Journal, then a weekly magazine covering politics and public policy.

Mike left The Times to report and research a book of literary nonfiction and to teach classes in journalism, narrative nonfiction and literature at Choate Rosemary Hall, the Connecticut boarding school. He returned briefly to Opinion in the summer of 2020.

Mike has contributed to the Book Review for more than a decade, and he’s written for Metro and the erstwhile City section. His byline has appeared in many other publications as well, including The Washington Post.

Dan Schneider is returning to the newsroom after spending the last few years as a senior editor at The New York Times Syndicate, where he handled editing duties for news services including The Economist and The Harvard Business Review, and worked with essayists and writers to create and develop international projects.

Dan is a veteran Times hand, with years of deadline experience working as a copy or slot editor on most of the traditional daily and weekly news desks.

Dan taught at The New York Times Student Journalism Institute from 2016 to 2018.

He has written for the news and Sunday sections, the magazine and the Book Review, and contributed articles to Artforum and ArtNews magazines. Before working on the copy desks, Dan was a producer and editor for Times Topics, the early digital news encyclopedia, and a longtime editorial assistant at The Times’s United Nations bureau.

Hannah Wulkan began her Times career as a news assistant in 2017 and was the first person to work on the Proofing Project, where she was responsible for proofreading as many as three dozen articles a day after publication.

In 2019, she was promoted and became contest coordinator and an assistant editor, overseeing The Times’s submissions to over 40 contests, including the Pulitzers.

Over the past two summers she has embedded with the Flex desk, and she is excited to make the move permanent.


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