September 26, 2023

Politico mentioned on Monday that its editor-in-chief within the US is retiring and will likely be changed by co-founder John Harris, who may also tackle further tasks for Politico’s worldwide publications.

Matt Kaminsky, who joined Politico almost a decade in the past from The Wall Avenue Journal, will finish his tenure as editor-in-chief on the finish of August, Politico chief govt Goli Sheikholeslami mentioned Monday in an e-mail to employees.

Ms. Sheikholeslami mentioned in her memorandum that the brand new function of Mr. Harris, who served as editor-in-chief, will likely be expanded to incorporate all of Politico’s editorial divisions below his purview.

“To be clear: John is not going to return to the job he as soon as had,” Ms. Sheikholeslami mentioned. “Quite the opposite, he’s entering into a brand new function as sole editor-in-chief within the firm, with newsrooms within the US and Europe reporting to him.”

Ms. Sheikholeslami mentioned in an e-mail that after Mr. Kaminsky completes his job, he’ll turn into editor-in-chief of Politico and give attention to writing articles.

That is the newest change within the higher echelons of politics. In March, govt editor Daphne Linzer, who reported to Mr. Kaminsky, resigned after a 12 months on the job. Mr. Kaminsky admitted in an e-mail to employees on the time that he and Ms. Linzer “noticed we had been drifting aside” on Politico’s strategic route.

Mr. Harris based Politico in 2007 with Jim Vandehey and Robert Albritton. It was purchased by German publishing large Axel Springer in 2021 for $1 billion.

That is an evolving story. Keep tuned.

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