Tim Grieve is Leaving National Journal

Grieve heads to McClatchy.

Tim Grieve is leaving National Journal for The McClatchy Company, where he will be head of news strategies, announced National Journal CEO Tim Hartman in a memo to staff.

Grieve served as the editor in chief and president of National Journal, where he supervised writers, reporters and editors as the publication sought to expand its national coverage. He also headed up the 2013 relaunch of NationalJournal.com and the redesign of the print publication.

Grieve’s departure does not come completely unexpectedly. Atlantic Media chairman David Bradley‘s announcement in July that National Journal was suspending publication of its print magazine is rumored to have prompted Grieve’s search for a new gig.

Dylan Byers reports that Grieve’s first day with The McClatchy company will be Oct. 2. Before being poached by National Journal in 2013, Grieve was managing editor of Politico.

Grieve announced the move in his own memo, as well as on Twitter:

Best of luck, Tim!