Susan Glasser has ascended to the top job at Politico.
Already the editor of Politico Magazine, she will oversee the entire organization’s “core coverage, magazine and Pro verticals,” the company announced on Thursday morning.
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“Susan is among the smartest, most innovative and creative editors around. We are confident you will be very inspired by her passion and vision for the next phase of our journalism,” founders Jim VandeHei and John Harris, and COO Kim Kingsley, wrote. “Her thinking âˆ’ and portfolio in this newly designed job transcends the writing and editing. Susan will help us sharpen and deliver on our strategy. She shares our belief that Politico is better positioned than any company to exploit this moment in journalism.”
A former editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy and editor at the Washington Post, Glasser will also oversee new hiring and the launch of the site’s new digital platform.
“A year in, I’m even more bullish on Politico and its future: There is an inspiring and clear vision for the next stage of Politico’s growth, both here in Washington and far far beyond the Beltway in Brussels and elsewhere, and it’s going to be a big and engaging project to support it,” she wrote in a memo to staff. “Here in the newsroom this will mean doubling down on the mission we already share to make Politico even bigger, bolder, and more ambitious than it is today. It’s a fittingly tall order, and we will be calling on all the skills and talents of the wonderful staff that Politico has so successfully built from scratch these past few years.”