Ealier today, Politico reported that National Journal‘s executive editor Adam Kushner is leaving to start up a new Politico Magazine-esque digital venture at WaPo. Kushner was with NJ for just over three years, both in an editorial capacity and as a writer, covering topics including idealism in the Middle East, China’s world domination, and the recovery of New Orleans. He was also the leader in getting NJ‘s recent “Gay Washington” special issue together, and conducted their interview with Barney Frank.
FishbowlDC has now learned that editor-in-chief Tim Grieve will be leading the search for Kushner’s replacement as executive editor, and that the first task awaiting the new pick will be be a major magazine redesign. In the job description posted on the careers page of NJ‘s parent company Atlantic Media, the position is described as:
…a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – the chance to reshape and rebuild one of Washington’s most enduring brands for a new generation of readers. The executive editor will take the lead role in the redesign of National Journal’s magazine and then oversee all aspects of editing and producing it.
Kushner’s last day at NJ is February 12; he begins at WaPo on February 24th.