Hodge’s experience includes more than a decade at Harper’s Magazine where he served as editor from 2006-2010. He is also the author of the book The Mendacity of Hope.
The appointment comes after a scandal gripped the editorial offices of the magazine this summer.
The New York Times reported: “The Oxford American’s founding editor, Marc Smirnoff, was fired July 15 after an investigation by the magazine’s board into accusations by young employees of sexual harassment and improper conduct. Mr. Smirnoff has strongly denied any wrongdoing and has started a Web site, editorsinlove.com, defending himself from allegations of sexual harassment and what he has called unfair press reports about his dismissal.”