The Washington Post on Tuesday named Elizabeth Spayd and Raju Narisetti as managing editors of ‘The Washington Post’. Both will report to executive editor Marcus W. Brauchli.
In a press release issued on Tuesday, ‘The Post’ said Spayd and Narisetti will share responsibility for its award-winning journalism, whether in print, online and on mobile devices, and they will lead the integration of ‘The Post’s print and online newsrooms.
Spayd, who has been editor of washingtonpost.com since 2007, will oversee the gathering, editing and production of news. Her brief will include political, general, business, foreign and metropolitan news, as well as The Post’s news desk and the print newspaper’s day-to-day production, the release said.
New role: Raju Narisetti, The Post’s new managing editor. Ramesh Pathania / Mint
Narisetti, founding editor of Mint and a former deputy managing editor of ‘The Wall Street Journal’, will oversee departments including ‘Style’, ‘The Washington Post Magazine’, ‘Weekend’, video, design and photography. He will be responsible for washingtonpost.com’s day-to-day operations and guide strategy and innovation in technology and interactivity.
“Liz is an enormously talented and respected journalist at ‘The Post’, having most recently guided our highly successful online edition and before that a national staff that won four Pulitzer Prizes during her tenure,” Brauchli said in the press release.
“Raju has vast experience at the forward edge of news design and technology, in addition his tremendous accomplishments as a newsroom leader in the US, Europe and Asia. I can’t think of two better people to lead us through the myriad challenges we face, while protecting our top-notch journalism and staying at the forefront of digital innovation.”
Narisetti, 42, was most recently editor of Mint, the national business paper published by HT Media Ltd.