Despite Politico and Columbia Journalism Review trying to shank Atlantic‘s The Wire, the publication is not only not struggling, but they’re adding on another two new hires. This is on top of their other recent new hires that included a new editor-in-chief in Dash Bennett. [Related: The Wire Gets A Dash-ing New Editor]
Next month, Russell Berman joins us as a staff writer, covering politics; he’s coming from The Hill, where he’s been a congressional reporter. Russell will relocate from Washington to New York.
See the memo from Dash below.
“I’m very excited to announce that we have two new members of The Wire staff. The first is Emily Anne Epstein, who will be taking over as News Editor. Emily was most recently the Managing Editor at the New York Observer, after reporting stints at the Daily Mail, Metro NY, Time Out, and many other outlets. She’ll be taking the lead on story development and editing, and is jumping in right away on Monday morning! I know she’s looking forward to working closely with all of you as we push The Wire to the next level.
In addition, Russell Berman will be joining us as a Staff Writer, covering politics. Russell returns to New York after many years following D.C. politics, most recently as a Congressional Reporter for The Hill. (He also spent time at the long-lost New York Sun, so he knows his way around City Hall, as well.) Russell will join us next month after taking some time to relocate from Washington.
Finally, I want to remind everyone that we’re looking to add even more staff very soon. We just posted job openings for two writing positions (one on the day shift and one to cover evenings) and our hunt for a top-notch social media editor is still ongoing. I’m very excited about what’s in store in the days and weeks ahead, and hope you’ll welcome Emily and Russell when they make their first appearances in the office.”