The Revolving Door: Gilgoff, Mulero, A WaPo Metro Columnist Search

  •’s political editor, Dan Gilgoff, is returning to U.S. News & World Report, where he will be a senior writer covering religion. His U.S. News blog on the faith angle in current events — “God & Country” — launches later this week.

  • Eugene Mulero will be taking over the defense beat for CongressNow beginning Jan. 5. Eugene recently completed a six-month
    reporting stint at National Journal and has several years of daily reporting experience with Gannett newspapers.

  • The Washington Post is looking for a Metro columnist (from an internal staff notice):

      Exciting news: The Metro section is looking to add a columnist.

      We want a columnist who becomes a must-read feature in the paper and on the Web. We want a columnist who can offer a compelling and provocative read twice a week, who is an exceptional reporter, voiced writer and deep thinker. We want a columnist who has a lot to say and really looks forward to saying it.

      This describes all of our columnists now, of course. Each of them
      brings a different sensibility and report to our section. This is an
      opportunity to add something new. We want to hear your vision for that — be it traditional or nontraditional, roving or from your desk, character-driven or comment-driven. The column could be aimed at singles or families, emotion-oriented or consumer-oriented, the voice of a professional or of Joe or Jane the Plumber. That is, what kind of columnist would add the most to the Metro section at present? What new adventures on the Web could it bring? This is an opportunity to invent something new online and in print.