Announcement from Audience Editor Everdeen Mason and Senior Audience Director Ryan Kellett:

We are thrilled to announce that Steven Johnson is joining the Audience team, where he will help conceive and conduct editorial experiments in service of sharpening assignment editors’ editorial strategy. As an embed editor, Steven will be part of a team finding new ways to expand our audience and deepen the loyalty of Post subscribers.

Steven spent the last year at the Chronicle of Higher Education, where he was a contract staff reporter. He covered the student debt crisis, striking college employees, and the effect of a long pause in federal funding for gun violence research, among other stories. Before his tenure at the Chronicle, Steven was an Atlantic fellow. He wrote daily news, copy edited, and also worked on tracking Trump administration appointees.

Steven holds a bachelor's degree in English from Indiana University, where he also served on an advisory board for the university president and advised a law firm on business strategy. Ask him about graphic design, state schools or Midwestern pop culture.

Please join us in welcoming Steven to the Audience team. His first day is September 23.