Late Friday move

Marc Duvoisin, the LAT's assistant managing editor for writing and projects, gets a boost to deputy managing editor for all projects at the paper. Memo from Managing Editor John Arthur after the jump:


To: The Staff
From: John Arthur, Managing Editor

I'm pleased to announce that Marc Duvoisin, who has handled many of our major projects over the last few years, will be promoted to deputy managing editor responsible for overseeing projects and enterprise across all news departments.

With this change, we aim to improve our management of projects and maintain the imposing standard of excellence the paper has set in this area. Marc will work with project editors and department heads to support and shepherd our most ambitious investigative, explanatory and narrative undertakings.

Over time, our projects system has become somewhat fragmented. Giving broad responsibility to an editor with a demonstrated passion and aptitude for this important work will help ensure that the paper not only aims high with its projects but finishes strong.

Marc will have help from a distinguished group of senior editors -- Roxane Arnold and Roger Smith, the Column One team; narrative sage Rick Meyer; and Joel Sappell and Bill Rempel, both accomplished writers and editors of projects.

Marc has been an assistant managing editor at The Times since 2001. He grew up in New Jersey, graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in humanities, and broke into the newspaper business at The (Bergen) Record in Hackensack, N.J. From there, he went to the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked a variety of beats, including Philadelphia City Hall and organized labor. During four years as the paper's Middle East correspondent, based in Cairo, he covered the Iran-Iraq war, the U.S. bombing of Libya and the first Palestinian uprising. Later, he became city editor, then assistant managing editor for enterprise.

Marc and his wife, Pam McKee, live in La Caņada with their 15-year-old son, Alex.

September 14, 2007

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