In a staff email earlier today, editor-in-chief of The New Republic, Gabriel Snyder, announced Theodore Ross would be added to the newly created position of features director — reflecting the unification of digital and print within their editorial team.
“As our lead editor for — apologies in advance for resorting to the L-word – longform narrative and reporting, Ted will be guiding many of the features that appear in our print edition while working closely with Ryan Kearney and our art department and technology team to present these pieces as effectively as possible online,” wrote Snyder in the staff email. “Ted and I are also particularly excited about expanding our features slate to include pieces that run only online because we will be able to offer more intensively reported and edited stories by not being constrained by our print schedule.”
Ross, author of the book Am I a Jew?, was editor at Harper’s for seven years, where he edited features and oversaw two of the magazine’s major franchises, the Annotation and the Harper’s Index. He was previously the features editor at Men’s Journal and has been writing for the New York Times Magazine, The Oxford American, The Atlantic, Medium, and Vice.