Sasha Belenky Rejoins The New Republic as Features Director

Belenky will work for the next few months from Washington D.C. before relocating in the fall to New York.

After leaving The New Republic in 2007, Sasha Belenky (pictured) worked with Guardian US and The Huffington Post. But starting Monday, June 29, he will be back in the TNR fold, with plans to relocate to New York this fall.

From today’s Gabriel Snyder memo:

Hi all,

I have some very exciting news to share: Sasha Belenky will be joining us as a features director this coming Monday, June 29.

Sasha is a tremendously talented editor and with Ted Ross will help bolster our features, both in print and online. As some of you may know, this is a bit of a return to The New Republic for Sasha, who was a reporter-researcher and Web editor for us until 2007. Since then, he’s worked in a number of formats and subjects. He was an associate editor for Guardian US when it launched in 2007 and for the last five years has been an editor at The Huffington Post, overseeing at various points its Politics, Green, World and Education verticals. Most recently, he has been focusing on long-form enterprise stories like last December’s report on the struggles of Shishmaref, Alaska, to outrace rising sea levels due to climate change.

Starting in October, Sasha will be moving to New York, but he will spend the summer in our D.C. office working closely with Brian, Suzy and Rebecca.

Please join me in welcoming Sasha back to The New Republic and I look forward to sharing some more exciting additions to our team in the coming weeks.

Current TNR articles include “Is the Confederate Flag Unconstitutional?” by Alfred L. Brophy and “The Vanishing Terrain of Gay America,” for which Michael Lindenberger documented a recent trip to his hometown of Louisville, Ky.

Previously on FishbowlNY:
Rebecca Traister Exits The New Republic
Paul Ford Joins The New Republic as Contributing Editor
[Photo via: @ambe;enky]

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.