The Washington Post has named Elias Lopez the senior editor for international opinions. In this new role, Lopez will oversee the strategy and operations for the section and lead planning of new international opinion ventures. He joins from the New York Times, where he most recently served as editorial director and founder of the New York Times en Español.

“As we continue to expand our international opinions section, we will add more perspectives on global news of interest to new readers and subscribers around the world,” said Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt. “Elias will play a key role in helping us achieve this. We are so fortunate to be able to add his ideas and digital expertise to our section.”

Lopez worked as an editor at The New York Times for more than 10 years and held positions on its national, foreign and opinions desks. Before joining The Times, he was a reporter and editor at The Miami Herald. He was born in Caracas, Venezuela.

He begins his role today.