King to join Mother Jones as editorial director

Jamilah King will join Mother Jones as an editorial director on Oct. 16. Previously, she worked at Mother Jones from August 2017 to March 2022, holding the posts of race and justice reporter and host of the Mother Jones weekly national politics podcast. Recently, King was at BuzzFeed, where she joined as deputy inequality reporter, […]

Bakolli joins Marie Claire as junior shopping writer

Marie Claire U.K. has hired Valeza Bakolli as a junior shopping writer. In her new role, she will cover fashion, beauty, and health and wellness beats. Bakolli joins from BuzzFeed, where she worked for more than three years, joining as an affiliate writer, and recently holding the post of senior affiliate writer – development lead. […]

Guardian U.S. appoints Tang lifestyle and wellness editor

The Guardian U.S. has hired Estelle Tang as a lifestyle and wellness editor. Recently, she was the deputy culture editor at BuzzFeed News. Tang was a senior culture editor at both Vogue and ELLE Magazine. She freelanced for The New, The Guardian, Jezebel, Pitchfork and Deadspin. Tang has a B.A. from the University of […]

Hearst hires Brunt as senior ecommerce writer, parenting

Jessica Brunt has joined Hearst as senior ecommerce writer, parenting. She joins from BuzzFeed, where she worked as a shopping and products writer. Brunt has also held the posts of digital marketing executive and digital marketing manager at marketing communications agency PRG Marketing Communications. Brunt graduated from the University of Brighton.

WaPo hires Samaha as sports investigative reporter

Albert Samaha will join The Washington Post as a sports investigative reporter on Aug. 7. He will be based in New York. Recently, Samaha served as a senior reporter at BuzzFeed, a role in which he covered how people navigate global inequalities. During more than eight years there, he held the posts of criminal justice […]

Gannett names Georgantopoulos ME, service journalism

Mary Ann Georgantopoulos will join Gannett as managing editor for service journalism. She joins from BuzzFeed, where she worked for more than eight years, recently as news director. There, Georgantopoulos also held the posts of news reporter, breaking news editor and deputy news director. She reported for Metro Newspaper and was a production assistant at […]

LAist hires Wells as ME, daily news

Jason Wells will join LAist as managing editor of daily news. Recently, he served as executive editor of news at BuzzFeed, where he has worked for more than eight years. There, Wells has also held the posts of news editor, deputy news director and Los Angeles news bureau chief. In more than 18 years at […]

Vox hires three for climate coverage

The following excerpt was sent out from Vox: Managing editors Natalie Jennings and Nisha Chittal welcome three new hires to Vox: Paige Blankenbuehler as climate editor, Sarah Schweppe as deputy style and standards editor, and Paige Vickers as art director.   As climate editor, Blankenbuehler will lead a team of reporters working to cover the climate crisis with an emphasis on adaptation, accountability, and consequences. […]

HuffPost hires Petersen as news editor for national and politics

Lilli Petersen has joined HuffPost as news editor for national and politics. Recently, she was an editor on the breaking news team at BuzzFeed News. Before that, Petersen was a senior news editor at Elite Daily, where she managed a team of staff reporters, freelancers and junior editors covering national news and politics for a […]

Daily Dot hires Jefferson as executive editor

Whitney Jefferson has joined The Daily Dot as an executive editor. Recently, she was managing editor at BuzzFeed News, where she worked for 11 years. Previously, Jefferson was an associate editor at Jezebel. She interned at and then served as an associate editor at Gawker. She also interned at Sports Illustrated. Jefferson graduated from the […]