Fortune taps Schallom to be its digital editor

Rachel Schallom

Rachel Schallom has been promoted to digital editor at Fortune.

Schallom, who has been Fortune’s deputy digital editor since September 2019, will start her new role on Feb. 19. She replaces Andrew Nusca, who is leaving to be executive editor of Morning Brew.

In an internal memo to staff, editor in chief Clifton Leaf wrote, “As everyone at Fortune knows, Rachel has been an outstanding deputy for the past 17 months, working closely with Andrew Nusca to shepherd the site through an endlessly busy news cycle and one of the most challenging periods for the world in memory. Through it all, Rachel has led fearlessly, tirelessly, humanely, and wisely—helping our readers make sense of the confusion around us.”

During her tenure as Deputy Digital Editor, Schallom has implemented a paywall strategy; overseen the 40 Under 40 franchise; pitched and launched the “How To Reopen” series looking at how over 50 industries are weathering the coronavirus pandemic, the “Work Space” advice column, and “Outbreak,” a pop-up newsletter aggregating Fortune’s coronavirus reporting; and led Fortune’s breaking news coverage.

After earning both her bachelor’s and a master’s degrees from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Schallom was an interactive editor at Fusion and at the South Florida Sun Sentinel, a newsroom project editor for the Wall Street Journal, and managing editor at VICE prior to joining Fortune.