Chris Bodenner, formerly executive editor and partner at Andrew Sullivan‘s now-defunct The Dish, returns to The Atlantic as a senior editor for TheAtlantic.com. Bodenner, who starts on April 8, will work on reader engagement, “a kind of work that’s been a longstanding tradition in our journalism at The Atlantic,” wrote TheAtlantic.com editor J.J. Gould in a memo to staff this morning
Bodenner had started at The Atlantic as an editorial intern, and was later hired as a staff editor, working on The Daily Dish, as The Dish was known when it was hosted by The Atlantic. Bodenner followed Sullivan as the blog moved to The Daily Beast and later became independently run.
Additionally, news-team editor Emily Anne Epstein will draw on her photography skills as the magazine’s first visual editor, tasked with helping to “advance [The Atlantic‘s] use of visual journalism,” according to the memo.