After eight months without a permanent editor, The Washington Post Magazine gets one in Richard Just, who will join the publication on April 3.
This won’t be the first time Just has helmed a magazine, having served as editor of the National Journal as well as The New Republic. “Anyone familiar with his work at those publications knows that he always has an endless stream of story ideas and is a favorite of writers everywhere he has worked,” write executive features editor Liz Seymour and deputy features editors Mitch Rubin and David Malitz in a note to staff.
When Just joined The National Journal in 2014, he saw the magazine through a redesign and picked up a National Magazine award nomination in the process. He was a victim of unfortunate timing, however, when Atlantic Media chairman and National Journal owner David Bradley decided to shutter the 46-year-old magazine the following year.
Just is also a co-founder and runs a journalism summer program at Princeton for low-incoming, high-performing high school students.