According to a memo circulated on Monday, Tyrangiel has hired Dan Fletcher as head of social for Vice News and its nightly and weekly programs. Fletcher, who starts April 25, most recently launched a start-up after working at Facebook, where he served as its first managing editor. Before that, Fletcher worked at Time where Tyrangiel had served as deputy managing editor.
Vice has tapped Javier Guzman, a former Fusion producer, as senior producer for U.S. news. Ryan McCarthy will become editor in chief of Vice News, taking the place of Jason Mojica, who will head up international coverage for Tyrangiel’s nightly show. McCarthy, who will begin his new job on May 2, last served as growth editor and national editor at The New York Times.
Vice poached another employee from The Times in media reporter Ravi Somaiya, who was one of the first to report on Tyrangiel’s potential move to Vice in the fall. He will take the role of tech correspondent when he begins work on May 9.
Christina Vallice, a producer from NBC’s Nightly News, will be supervising producer focused on breaking news when she starts on April 25.
Lastly, Jessica Weisberg joins the Brooklyn-based company today as supervising producer focusing on the nightly show’s long-lead stories. Weisberg began her career as a fact-checker at The New Yorker where she rose up the ranks before moving to Page 1, the production unit headed by Mark Boal and Hugo Lindgren with the backing of Megan Ellison.