Andrew Beaujon Closes Down the Poynter Home Office

Today was the media critic’s final day of remote service for Florida-based Poynter. On Monday, he starts at Washingtonian magazine as senior editor.

The move was announced several weeks ago. However, since the release went out right before Thanksgiving break, many never saw. When Beaujon tweeted out “Goodbye, Poynter…” this afternoon, it set off an immediate flurry of reaction and tweeted congratulations. From the original November 21 announcement:

At Washingtonian, he’ll work on the magazine’s digital strategy, he said, and still write about the media.

“I look forward to working in an office with other humans and re-learning how to dress myself before I begin work,” he said. “For the first few weeks, I suggest my new co-workers IM me rather than speak to me directly, just so I don’t freak out.”

Ha ha. As Washington editor Michael Schaffer, appointed to that position this summer, echoed from his end around the time of the Poynter announcement:

Andrew lives in Alexandria with his wife, Ewa, and their two sons. At Poynter, he’s been working out of his house, and I suspect having colleagues is going to be one of the smaller upsides of his new gig.

[Photo via: @abeaujon]

Previously on FishbowlNY:
Andrew Beaujon Joins Poynter