RD Recap: New Hires at BuzzFeed; Changes at WaPo

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Revolving DoorThe New York Times moves literary critic Janet Maslin down to contributing book critic where “she will continue to write regularly for The New York Times but at a somewhat less grueling pace.”… Roll Call lands a new politics editor, grabbing John Helton from CNN, where he spent the last 14 years. He had been overseeing election coverage for CNNPolitics.com… Meanwhile, the news network poaches Ben Werschkul from the NY Times, to be head of the digital video team. He had been a senior producer there… The Louisville Courier-Journal shutters its bureau in Washington, a move announced in James Carroll‘s final column… The Washington Post loses political reporter Reid Wilson. He’s off to launch the Congress section of Morning Consult… Jim Osman joins Media General as bureau chief in the new Washington office. He had been a contributing reporter for WUSA in the capital and has won 18 Emmys as a political and investigative reporter…

BuzzFeed grabs CJ Ciaramella from The Washington Free Beacon to be D.C. editor. “CJ is a very talented writer, and also possesses a number of qualities that will make everyone’s reporting and writing better: He knows what’s interesting and boring, he has a great sense of humor, and he really understands the labyrinth of the federal government and campaigns,” politics editor Katharine Miller said of the new hire… Caira Conner moves to BuzzFeed’s international wing as markets editor. She had been community editor at Mic… Read More