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Technology Review staff being reorganized

The publisher and editor of MIT's Technology Review announced on Friday a restructuring of editorial and design staff in line with the redesign and relaunch of the magazine next year.

John Benditt, editor-in-chief, said the magazine is changing its design and editorial content to appeal to a broader audience and will focus on innovations in science and technology. The magazine is seeking to increase its circulation from about 90,000 to a long-term goal of 200,000.

Technology Review, which traditionally has had its major features written by experts in the particular disciplines, will change to have most of its articles written by professional science and technology writers.

Mr. Benditt told 10 current editorial and design employees of the restructuring of the positions on Friday. He said that the positions are changing and would be advertised in the New York Times and the Boston Globe on Sunday. Current employees may apply for the positions on an equal status with new applicants. He said his goal was to complete the reorganization in about a month.

The 10 positions advertised in the Boston Sunday Globe are two senior editors, a creative director, an editor for MIT News (the alumni/ae magazine component of Technology Review), an associate editor of MIT News, two associate editors, an associate designer, a traffic manager and an editorial assistant.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 12, 1997.

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