By: E&P Staff
Tunku Varadarajan has been named assistant managing editor at the Wall Street Journal. The promotion will take effect in mid-February.
In a memo to staff about the promotion (first posted on the Romenesko media news site), editor Paul Steiger said Varadarajan’s would work with other top editors to find “ways to broaden the range of our feature coverage throughout the paper.”
“Having the fresh eye of someone with Tunku?s record of success — most recently in broadening out and invigorating the edit page?s op-ed features — will help us keep ahead of the competition at a time when other publications, both new and old, are seeking to steal our approach.”
Varadarajan joined the paper in 2000, and has served as deputy editorial features editor, columnist, chief television and media critic, and, most recently, editorial features editor.