Salon is happy to announce that we've filled two key positions with excellent people.
Steve Kornacki is now our news editor. He’s previously written about politics for the New York Observer and Roll Call, and his work has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Beast – and recently on Salon. He covered Scott Brown's Massachusetts Senate victory for us, and in the last week he's written smart pieces on David Paterson's dilemma in New York and Evan Bayh's sudden retirement.
Charles Yoo is our new analytics manager. He comes to us most recently from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he was a web producer managing several sections as well as search-targeted topic pages. Before moving to the Web desk, he was a reporter for AJC and other papers. He's originally from Seoul, but grew up in the Bronx.
Steve and Charles are looking for smart, savvy interns this spring and summer – Steve, ideally, in New York (although Washington D.C. and San Francisco are also possibilities), Charles in San Francisco. We need news interns who are highly motivated, who can play a hands-on role in our national news coverage, with a particular emphasis on politics and this year's midterm election. We rely on our interns to help generate ideas, conduct research, and contribute to our politics blog. There could be opportunities for writing, too. Contact Steve at skornacki at salon dot com.
Charles would like interns with a strong interest in Web analytics, site architecture and search engine optimization. Curiosity and enthusiasm can make up for a lack of experience. Send email to cyoo at salon dot com.
Product manager Karen Templer is always looking for design interns; she's ktempler at salon dot com. And King Kaufman works with editorial interns in San Francisco; he's kaufman at salon.com.
Our intern discussion provoked me to research how many interns have been hired at Salon over the years. It's about 20, but I may have missed a few. The point is, we take our interns seriously, and we always look to them when a position comes open. It's a great opportunity, so aspiring journalists, designers and Web analysts should get in touch with us as soon as possible.