Staff changes at The New Republic

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Jeremy Barr

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The New Republic has promoted Amanda Silverman from managing editor to deputy editor, the company announced Tuesday. 

In the newly created role, Silverman will "oversee production of the print magazine and NewRepublic.com, as well as all other long term editorial projects, including the centennial issue,” the announcement read in part.

Silverman began as a reporter-researcher for T.N.R. in 2009, and returned in 2012.

T.N.R. has promoted reporter-researcher Linda Kinstler to fill Silverman's old job.

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"She's acquired a very fine sense of what's happening there, which she has translated into clear, lively prose,” editor Franklin Foer said of Kintsler in a statement.

But that's not all. Mark Lewis, former operations director at Digital First Media’s Thunderdome, was named digital operations director, Poynter's Andrew Beaujon reported. And the company also announced the hiring of Rebecca Leber as a staff writer; she previously covered politics and climate issues for ThinkProgress.

Leber will work on the forthcoming politics and policy vertical being spearheaded by senior editor Jonathan Cohn, according to the memo. 

"She's smart, she cares, and she knows her stuff," Cohn said. "Readers are going to look forward to seeing her byline."

The changes come in a season of staff swaps for the title. Nora Caplan-Bricker recently left for The National Journal, Marc Tracy for The New York Times, and Michael Schaffer, editorial director and chief architect of the magazine's website, just took the position of editor-in-chief of Washingtonian magazine.