New Republic Adds 3 Editors

To guide the realms of politics, culture and photo content.

NewRepublicSeptCoverThe reconstruction of New Republic continues apace. This morning, editor in chief Gabriel Snyder let staff know about three more editorial hires.

Here’s the memo:

Hi all,

I am very pleased to announce that we have three talented new additions to our team:

Bob Moser is joining as our politics editor. Based in our D.C. office, Bob will be overseeing our political coverage, both online and in print, as we gear up for the 2016 campaign. Bob specializes in editing long-form narratives, and has been a senior editor at National Journal magazine, executive editor of The American Prospect, and senior writer and editor for The Nation. From 2008 to 2011, he led the revival of the muckraking magazine The Texas Observer as editor-in-chief. Bob began his journalism career in his native North Carolina, serving as editor of The Independent Weekly from 1995 to 2000, a period in which the magazine won more than 35 national awards for its investigative and political reporting. Bob has written widely about Christian politics, the evolution of queer culture in America, and the future of the South for Rolling Stone, The New York Times, the Boston Globe, Out and Salon, among others. Bob will be starting on September 8.

Michelle Legro is joining as our culture editor. Working out of our New York office, Michelle will be editing the Review section of the magazine and daily web stories, as well as dreaming up new ways for the New Republic to expand our cultural coverage. Michelle joins us from Lapham’s Quarterly, where she has been an editor since 2009 and managed last year’s redevelopment of their website. A native of Orange County, California, she graduated from the same Columbia MFA program that also produced our very own Ryan Kearney. She has done stints at The New Yorker and WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show and has also contributed to The Believer, The Guardian, Brain Pickings, Tin House, and is the creator of the website My Daguerreotype Boyfriend. Michelle starts with us on August 31.

Stephanie Heimann is joining us as photo editor. As many of you know, Stephanie has been doing marvelous photo editing on our last two print issues, including the beautifully redesigned Sept/Oct issue. In her new role, she will continue to work on the print issue while also helping us expand our visual digital content. Stephanie has developed deep relationships with the photographic community as a freelance photo editor, working at publications including Newsweek, Fortune Small Business, New York, Scientific American, as well as on other projects such as Al Gore’s book companion to An Inconvenient Truth and the follow-up, Our Choice. After Stephanie wraps up on the Fall issue, she will be starting in her full-time position on September 8.

Please join me in welcoming Michelle, Bob, and Stephanie to the New Republic.

Gabriel