News Story from: 1/12/15
January 12, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – David Rothkopf, CEO and Editor of The FP Group, announced today that the editorial and design team for Foreign Policy will be growing once again. Joining the ranks are Josef Reyes as FP’s newest Creative Director; Sean Naylor as a Senior Reporter; Amanda Silverman as the Story Editor, Print; and Ilya Lozovsky as Assistant Editor for Democracy Lab.
Rothkopf said, “These latest hires, in addition to our recent announcement of Lara Jakes joining us from the AP as Deputy Managing Editor, News, are just the latest signs of both our growth and our commitment to bringing the very best talent to Foreign Policy. These are not separate ideas. Hiring great people is just the one best way we know to ensure we provide our readers with the kind of great coverage they have come to expect from us.”
Josef Reyes has been named FP’s new Creative Director, replacing Lindsay Ballant, who is leaving to pursue personal creative projects. Reyes is currently Art Director at Wired, based in San Francisco. Previously he was the Deputy Art Director at New York magazine. He became involved in magazines at the New York Times, where he worked on the launch of Key, the newspaper’s real estate magazine. Josef has won awards from the Society of Publication Designers, D&AD and I.D. Magazine. In 2009 he was included in Print Magazine’s annual New Visual Artists issue as one of the 20 best designers under 30 years old. He has a BFA in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Sean Naylor, an award-winning journalist and bestselling author, joins FP’s growing news team as a senior reporter assigned to cover intelligence and counterterrorism. Sean previously was with Army Times, where he spent 23 years as a senior writer covering America’s special operations forces and the shadow war against militants across the world. He covered military operations as an embedded reporter in Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. Sean’s coverage of 2002’s Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan earned him the White House Correspondents Association’s 2003 Edgar A. Poe award for excellence in reporting on an issue of regional or national importance. It also led to a best-selling book, “Not A Good Day To Die – The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda.” In 2012, Sean won the Military Reporters and Editors prize for a six-part series on secret American commando operations in the Horn of Africa.
Amanda Silverman is FP’s new Story Editor, Print. Silverman was most recently the deputy editor of The New Republic, where she managed special projects, such as the magazine’s centennial issue. Prior to that, she was the TNR’s managing editor, overseeing the production of the print magazine. She was also a reporter-researcher there from 2009 to 2010. Between stints at The New Republic, Amanda spent two years at the political polling and consulting firm, Benenson Strategy Group. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2008 and lives in Washington, D.C.
Ilya Lozovsky comes to FP’s editorial team as Assistant Editor, Democracy Lab. Lozovsky was with Freedom House, where he assisted the organization in its efforts to help human rights defenders around the world. Before that he worked at the U.S. World Affairs Council and the Eurasia Foundation. He has written for CNN¹s Public Global Square and has translated and edited articles by Russian journalists for The New Republic. He holds an MA in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He speaks Russian and German.
As previously announced, Lara Jakes has also joined the staff as the Deputy Managing Editor, News. Jakes was previously at the Associated Press, most recently a senior national security correspondent at the State Department.