J'lem Post appoints new Executive Editor

Amir Mizroch brings 10 years of experience in print, new media.

April 21, 2010 12:38
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Amir Mizroch

Amir Mizroch New3112. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

The Jerusalem Post Group on Wednesday announced the appointment of Amir Mizroch to the position of Executive Editor. Mizroch, 34, is promoted from News Editor, a position he has held since early 2005. Mizroch brings with him 10 years of hard news experience in print, television and new media with reporting from South Africa, Israel, North America, Russia, Europe and India.

Working under the guidance and direction of Editor-in-Chief David Horovitz, Mizroch will assume responsibility for much of the daily financial management of the ‘Post’s editorial operation, interfacing with management. He will also take a leading role in the launching of new products, and will bring proven innovation and expertise to the 'Post's varied publications. “I am delighted that Amir is taking on this job,” said Horovitz, “and I know that the ‘Post’ will benefit greatly from his passion, his insight and his always-intelligent input.”

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Born in Israel and raised in South Africa, Mizroch has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, where he focused on investigative journalism and documentary film. After graduation in 1998 Mizroch joined the Johannesburg-based Mail and Guardian Television investigative news department as a producer. Mizroch returned to Israel in March 2000, completing his military service in the combat engineers.

A native Hebrew-speaker, Mizroch joined the 'Post in December 2002 as an update editor on the newspaper's website, jpost.com. In January 2004 he was promoted to Managing Editor of the website and directed the site's coverage through the tumultuous news cycle of the second intifada. In the summer of 2005 Mizroch was promoted to News Editor for the print publication, taking charge of the paper's team of reporters in Israel and abroad. In 2007 he won the B'nai B'rith World Center Award for Journalism – Certificate of Merit for his coverage of the Jewish Federations of North America's buildup to the General Assembly in Los Angeles. Mizroch traveled the US with the UJC and filed blog posts and newspaper articles detailing the issues and challenges faced by North American Jewry. It was the first time the B'nai B'rith had awarded its journalism prize for blog submissions.

Mizroch continues to blog regularly, and has a solid following in cyberspace, including on Twitter. He is a member of the Bertelsmann Stiftung German-Israel Young Leaders Exchange Program, and volunteers with the Gvahim organization assisting new immigrants find employment in Israel.

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