WSJ appoints Miller as senior editor for features and weekend
Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Baker sent out the following announcement on Wednesday:
The pace of new newsroom appointments has slowed a little through the dog days of August but today I’m delighted to be able to accelerate it again with a couple of announcements of key appointments.
First, Mike Miller is appointed, Senior Editor, Features and WSJ Weekend.
Mike needs no introduction here or in the wider world of journalism but his protean talents merit a brief encomium anyway.
He came to the Journal as a summer intern in New York in 1983 and the following year joined the paper’s San Francisco bureau as a reporter covering technology. He returned to the New York bureau in 1986 and covered technology, mergers and acquisitions, and health care. From 1994, he moved into a series of editing jobs, including Page One Editor from 2000 to 2007. As features editor and senior deputy managing editor after that, he helped oversee the creation of our innovative succession of special sections: Mansion, Review, Off Duty and, of course, WSJ Magazine.
In this enhanced role Mike will be responsible for our suite of weekend news as well as features. He will have overall oversight of Mansion, Review, Off Duty and WSJ magazine. In addition he will take on responsibility for news coverage at the weekend including the Saturday print paper. Our membership and the broader audience have different expectations and demands of our news reporting and analysis at weekends and Mike will both work to create revamped news sections for the digital and print editions and will supervise news coverage through the weekend. He will also pioneer and lead other magazine projects we plan to launch over the next year or two. As Senior Editor, reporting directly to me, Mike will play a broader role in the leadership of the Journal newsroom.
Mike’s role will differ somewhat from the positions envisaged in my WSJ 2020 note from July. I plan to appoint a separate editor, also reporting to me, to be responsible for our live journalism and special content. Details and how to apply for that job will be available on the microsite.
I will have further news on appointments shortly.