Announcement from Multiplatform Editing Chief Jesse Lewis and Deputy Multiplatform Editor Courtney Rukan:
We are delighted to announce that Brian Cleveland will be a Senior Editor on the Multiplatform Editing Desk, overseeing the production planning of our enterprise journalism and larger, multi-layered projects. He will also take on other challenges in the management of a team that works to ensure our journalistic endeavors from all corners of the newsroom are given the attention they need and deserve.
Brian joined The Post in January 2012 and quickly made his mark as a multiplatform editor with his work on the investigative series Capitol Assets, an extensive financial examination into the members of Congress. Over the years, he has worked on a variety of projects, including the police shooting database that was part of the series that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
Brian has taken on many responsibilities at The Post: He was the first copy editor to handle the National Weekly when it launched in 2014. He helped coordinate the implementation and rollout of the Tansa proofing system. He oversees The Post’s Stylebook, and he works closely with the Universal Desk on workflow for news alerts and other assorted items. In addition, he maintains a tutorial Niki database for the Multiplatform Desk and runs regular desk training sessions as the newsroom rolls out new technology and explores new workflow.
A Colorado native, Brian served as copy desk chief and ran the night news copy desk for the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk for five years. Prior to that, he was a copy editor at the Duluth News Tribune in Minnesota.
Brian has won several headline-writing awards and teaches a news editing class at the University of Maryland's Merrill College of Journalism. A 2001 graduate of the University of Missouri, he received a journalism degree and minored in political science, religious studies and psychology.
In his free time, Brian is a pop-culture Superman who can compose parody song lyrics faster than a fleeting blue note and pen witty headlines in a single bound. Please join us in congratulating Brian on this well-deserved promotion.