Managing editor Rick Stengel announced some big changes for Time magazine on Monday: Michael Scherer will be the new Washington bureau chief, while Ben Goldberger is to become the national editor.
Politico's Mike Allen was the first to report the shakeup on Monday. "We have been producing exceptional journalism, photography, video and design this year," Stengel wrote in an email to staff. "We are also in the midst of a sizable investment in the relaunch of TIME.com and our mobile platforms by the end of the year. This is allowing us to both innovate in our journalism and bring in new talent to create it."
He called Scherer an "ideal fit" for the job of Washington bureau chief, and praised Goldberger's "sharp editing and thinking."
Stengel announced that Maya Rhodan is joining the Washington bureau as a reporter. Eliza Gray is also coming to Time from The New Republic.
There will also be broader changes for Time Inc. around the end of the year, when it will be spun off from Time Warner. Former Time Inc. CFO Michael Klingensmith is reportedly a frontrunner to become the CEO of the new Time Inc., according to the Wall Street Journal earlier this month. Current CEO Laura Lang has said that she will exit the company before the split.