Jonathan Shainin has been named news editor of Newyorker.com. Shainin comes to The New Yorker from The Caravan, where he served as senior editor since 2010. This will be Shainin’s second stint with The New Yorker, as he served as fact checker for the magazine from 2005 to 2007.
Shainin was the founding editor of The Review, a supplement to The National in Abu Dhabi. He has also worked at The New York Review of Books and his work has appeared in Salon, The Nation, The Paris Review and more.
“Jonathan is brilliant and beloved here,” Nick Thompson, editor of Newyorker.com, told FishbowlNY. “We couldn’t be more delighted that he’s coming back.”
Shainin starts October 14. He succeeds Alex Koppelman, who departed the New Yorker to join The Guardian.