It’s been widely reported that The Washington Post is on a hiring spree. As David Carr noted in his Oct. 5 column, The Post has added more than 100 staffers this year with runway provided by new owner Jeff Bezos.
Several of those hires were made for The Post’s features desk, which is striking out into new beats and growing its existing coverage in print and online. So far in 2014, the features department has added at least eight staffers, including a national arts reporter, an Internet culture blogger and a fashion critic:
- Geoff Edgers, formerly of The Boston Globe, joined The Post as a national arts reporter.
- Peggy McGlone, previously a features writer at the (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, now covers local arts — including the Smithsonian and the Kennedy Center — for The Post.
- Caitlin Dewey, formerly an associate online editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, joined The Post as an Internet culture blogger.
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