RD Recap: Vice Staffs Up; Melissa Harris-Perry Joins Elle.com

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Vice shuffles staffers in advance of its nightly show on HBO. Vice News founding editor in chief Jason Mojica will be head of international coverage for the program. Ryan McCarthy, who had been assistant editor on the national news desk at The New York Times, replaces Mojica. Meanwhile, Javier Guzman, Christina Vallice, Jessica Weisberg and Dan Fletcher join Vice in various capacities. “What Dan, Javier, Ryan, Ravi, Christina, and Jessica have in common is an admiration for Vice, a love of great stories, and an awareness that viewers demand we be inventive in the way we tell them and visualize them,” wrote Vice News evp of content Josh Tyrangiel in a memo. “They’re also really nice people.”…

Melissa Harris-Perry jumps on at Elle.com as editor at large. She’ll “focus on the intersection of race, gender, politics, and yes, even fashion, telling the often-overlooked stories of women and girls of color,” according to Elle.com editorial director Leah Chernikoff. Harris-Perry had been at MSNBC but left earlier this year after a dispute with NBC News chairman Andy Lack and MSNBC president Phil Griffin… Reuters recruits Matthew Ponsford to be “a producer covering human rights issues relating to land ownership, indigenous rights, water rights, forestry and mining.” He had been a writer at CNN Style…