Ryan Bacic joins Metro as assistant Social Issues editor for The Washington Post


Announcement from Local Editor Mike Semel, Local Deputy Editor Maria Glod and Social Issues Editor Annys Shin:

We are thrilled to announce that Ryan Bacic is joining Metro as assistant Social Issues editor.

Since the fall, Ryan has been on a Post Opportunity Year as an assignment editor in Metro, having an impact working with our Education and Local Government teams.

As soon as he got here, Ryan proved himself invaluable, realizing the full potential of every story he edited. He also proved versatile, with deep edits on a range of stories, including a data-heavy examination of the D.C. public schools’ diversity issues among teachers; a feature on international students’ disrupted holiday breaks; and an enterprising story about the D.C. area’s earliest pandemic mourners.

Without prodding, Ryan also undertook a total reinvigoration of the Post Local Facebook page.

That was the hallmark of Ryan’s Opportunity Year: He took on tasks that needed doing without anyone asking. He also is a fount of story ideas.

Ryan began his Post career on the Sports copy desk in the fall of 2014, writing notable centerpiece headlines for the Cubs’ World Series win and the 2016 Summer Olympics, and returned to Sports after a post-graduate internship at the New York Times. He moved to Emerging News Products in 2017, editing for the Snapchat Discover team, The Post’s Select app, By The Way and The Lily before starting his Opportunity Year in Metro in October.

Ryan graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in history. A Massachusetts native, Ryan lives with his fiancee, where his fiancee will tell you he watches too much soccer.

We are fortunate that his Opportunity Year was cut short and he has joined us full time.


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