Courtesy of Richard Just

Announcement from Executive Features Editor Liz Seymour and Deputy Features Editors Mitch Rubin and David Malitz: 

We are thrilled to announce that Richard Just, a dynamic and experienced magazine editor, will be the new editor of The Washington Post Magazine.

Richard will lead the magazine staff in its mission to capture the many facets of Washington – the region, the capital, the concept – in ambitious, provocative and thoughtful ways.

A seasoned Washington magazine editor, Richard has held the top editing job at The New Republic and National Journal Magazine. Anyone familiar with his work at those publications knows that he always has an endless stream of story ideas and is a favorite of writers everywhere he has worked. He started his career at The American Prospect before moving to The New Republic, where he advanced from online editor to top editor over an eight-year period. Under his tenure, TNR received its first National Magazine Award nomination for general excellence in 20 years. He subsequently joined Newsweek/Daily Beast, and also was editor of National Journal Magazine for nearly two years until its print edition folded at the end of 2015. At National Journal, he edited a piece on Alzheimer’s that received a National Magazine Award nomination and was included in The Best American Magazine Writing 2015.

Richard is a graduate of Princeton University and a native of Princeton, N.J. He is the founder of the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program, a 10-day journalism and college admissions program for low-income high school students that he still runs every summer as executive director. He and his husband, Adrian Alvarez, an attorney at the Children’s Law Center, live in Columbia Heights.

Please join us in welcoming him when he starts on April 3. We’d also like to thank David Rowell, the deputy editor of the magazine, and the staff for their terrific work during the eight-month span without an editor.