On the heels of yesterday’s announcement of a Global Opinions section for the Washington Post, longtime WaPo vet Ruth Marcus has been named deputy editorial page editor, responsible for “bylined opinion content, digital and in print,” according to an announcement by editorial page editor Fred Hiatt, deputy editorial page editor Jackson Diehl and associate editorial page editor Jo-Ann Armao.
In this new-for-the-Post role, Marcus will be responsible for managing the columnists, bloggers, cartoonists and guest writers who populate the op-ed pages, as well as inaugurating new projects.
“Ruth is uniquely qualified for this role,” write Hiatt, Diehl and Armao in the announcement. “As a reporter, editor, editorial writer and columnist, she has covered every major Washington story of the last three decades. With a high news metabolism and impeccable judgment, she delights in debate and is respected by everyone who knows her, all along the political spectrum.”
During her time at the Post, Marcus had covered campaign finance, the DOJ, the Supreme Court and the White House, served as a deputy national editor and, in 2003, joined the editorial board.
And if you think her new position, which starts today, is not enough for Marcus, she’ll still be penning her weekly U.S. politics and policy-focused column for the publication.
thrilled about my new job as deputy editorial page editor of Washington Post + will keep writing column. Win/win 4 me– I hope 4 readers 2.
— Ruth Marcus (@RuthMarcus) May 25, 2016
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