Andrew Muchin, former managing editor of The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, Milwaukee, has been appointed assistant editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Muchin, 28, began Monday in this newly created position. His duties will include coordinating JTA’s weekly feature package, Community News Reporter and Weekly News Digest, as well as reporting and rewriting and serving as liaison to JTA’s client newspapers.
Muchin comes to JTA after nearly three years of editing the Wisconsin weekly. He began there as a reporter and copy editor in 1981. He received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin in 1980.
He has reported from Washington, D.C., and Israel and won second prize for editorial writing in the Simon Rockower Jewish journalism competition for the Jewish year 5744.
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