The Washington Post named David Shipley, a senior editor at Bloomberg, on Thursday to supervise its opinion part.
Mr. Shipley takes on the job of editorial web page editor after the loss of life in December of Fred Hiatt, who had been The Post’s opinion chief for greater than 20 years.
In a press release, Fred Ryan, the writer of The Post, stated Mr. Shipley would assist “propel The Washington Post forward as we grow our global audience and find new and innovative ways to serve them.”
“David possesses the intellectual curiosity, thoughtful independence, journalistic integrity and evenhanded judgment essential in an editorial page editor,” Mr. Ryan stated in a press release.
The Post stated in a information launch that Mr. Shipley, 59, could be tasked with increasing the attain of the opinion part each nationally and globally. The part has a employees of greater than 80 folks.
Mr. Shipley led the opinion part at Bloomberg for greater than a decade. Before that, he was a deputy editorial web page editor and the Op-Ed editor at The New York Times.
He additionally had a stint working for the Clinton administration within the Nineteen Nineties and an interlude serving to Michael R. Bloomberg, the founding father of Bloomberg, together with his short-lived 2020 presidential marketing campaign.
In a memo to Post staff on Thursday, Mr. Ryan stated Mr. Shipley was the “standout” in a seven-month search that had concerned greater than 150 candidates and that, Mr. Ryan assured employees, was “global and inclusive.”