Revolving Door Washington Roundup: Hires at The Washington Post, The Atlantic and The Washington Examiner

Conservative contributors for the Post and Examiner, a marketing director for CityLab.com

The Atlantic continues to grow its CityLab site, while The Washington Post and The Washington Examiner add contributors to their expanding commentary rosters. Details below.

The Atlantic’s CityLab.com adds Zev Kanter as director of marketing, a new role for the site that was started by The Atlantic five years ago as a home for reporting and projects relating to cities and urban issues. Kanter joins from Huge Digital Agency, where he was media and marketing strategy lead. “At a moment when CityLab’s sights are set higher than ever, Zev will be critical in bringing innovative marketing expertise to our brand and agency partners,” said general manager Rob Bole in a statement. Bole himself joined CityLab in September, tasked with overseeing a significant site expansion, including new business and editorial hires as well growth in audience and revenue.

Hugh Hewitt, host of a nationally syndicated eponymous radio show, is named a contributor to The Washington Post Opinion section. His commentary will focus largely on politics, including Congress and the Trump administration. “Hugh is one of the most influential and intelligent conservatives in political media, simultaneously thoughtful and provocative,” said editorial page editor Fred Hiatt in a statement. “It’s essential to us that we offer readers a range of views, and we’re thrilled that Hugh has agreed to join our diverse team.” During the election cycle, Hewitt also contributed questions, including one about then-candidate Trump’s tax returns, during three Republican primary debates hosted by CNN.

And in a twist on the editorial-to-communications job moves pattern, Emily Jashinsky, formerly a spokesperson for Young America’s Foundation and regular Fox News and Fox Business guest, does the reverse, joining The Washington Examiner as a commentary writer. “Emily’s wit and insight will bolster us in our mission to be Washington’s most important conservative commentary page,” said commentary editor Tim Carney in a statement.