Nover departing Quartz for Slate

Quartz tech reporter Scott Nover is leaving the website to cover media and technology for Slate. He has been at Quartz since May 2021. Previously, Nover was a platforms reporter at Adweek. He was also a freelance magazine writer at The Washington Post. He has also worked as an editorial fellow, AtlanticLIVE and a freelance reporter at The Atlantic. […]

Slate appoints Pérez as senior audience engagement editor

Slate has hired Narda Pérez as a senior audience engagement editor. Previously, she was an audience development strategist at Wirecutter. Pérez interned at and then joined the staff full time as an audience journalist at The Dallas Morning News. She was a web producer at the Austin American-Statesman. Pérez graduated from the University of Texas […]

WaPo hires Loofbourow as TV critic

The Washington Post has tapped Lili Loofbourow to serve as a TV critic. In her new role, she will lead the Post’s TV coverage, write reviews and produce trend pieces. Recently, Loofbourow was a staff writer at the Slate, where she worked for five years covering TV, politics, gender, comedy, fandoms and social media. She […]

Semafor hires Weissmann as its Washington editor

News site Semafor has hired Jordan Weissmann as its Washington editor. He has been a Slate as a senior editor, focusing on policy, politics, and economics. He also was a senior business and economics correspondent at Slate. Before that, he was an economics blogger and editor for The Atlantic. He has also reported for The National Law Journal. Weissmann has […]

Slate hires Murphy to write about technology

Slate has hired Heather Tal Murphy from the New York Times to write about how technology is shaping the world. She has been on the travel team at the Times as a reporter. Previously, she worked on the Express desk as a general assignment reporter. Murphy has also worked as a senior staff editor on the international […]

NY Times appoints Liu deputy editor of “The Upshot”

The following excerpt was sent out from The New York Times’ editor of “The Upshot” Kevin Quealy: I’m thrilled to announce Lowen Liu will be The Upshot’s deputy editor. He comes to us from Slate, where he worked for 12 years, serving at various times as its deputy editor, managing editor and copy chief. Lowen’s […]

Ali departs The Hill for Slate

Shirin Ali has joined Slate as an associate writer for news and politics. Recently, Ali was a staff writer at The Hill. She was a news associate at CNN, where she wrote for the trends team and focused on daily stories ranging from human interest topics to political breaking news. Ali graduated from Northwestern University. […]

Sammon joins Slate as a politics writer

Alexander Sammon has joined Slate as a politics writer. Recently, Sammon was a staff writer at The American Prospect, an online and print political and public policy magazine. He was a reporter-researcher and contributing writer at The New Republic. He was a contributing politics writer at Pacific Standard Magazine. He was a fellow at Mother […]

NY Times names Benedikt editorial director

The New York Times has tapped Allison Benedikt to serve as a senior editor for Times Opinion. As per the Times: “Allison will serve as a senior editor in the department, helping to direct coverage across the report, both on a day-to-day and strategic level. Her first priority will be working closely with Patrick and me […]

NY Times makes two new hires on the Style desk

The New York Times has tapped Madison Malone Kircher and Joe Bernstein as reporters on Style. Recently, Kircher was host and producer of “In Case You Missed It,” Slate’s podcast about internet culture. She was also a senior writer at the magazine. She wrote for the New York Magazine and reported for Business Insider. Kircher […]