Aaron Morrissey, who stepped down as editor-in-chief of DCist in November, had himself a nice long holiday break. Now's he returning to work, as a Web producer at Atlantic Media Company's Think Custom Media division. He'll be supervising Web production for external clients, the first being Tennis Media Company — publishers of Tennis Magazine, tennis.com, and SMASH Magazine — which recently inked a multi-year parntership with Atlantic Media.
A posting for the position suggests Morrissey's responsibilities at tennis.com will be much as they were at DCist, with the possible exception of writing articles himself. He says he's starting soon, perhaps as early as next week.
"I'm really excited to be joining Think Custom Media and its dynamic team," he wrote in an email. "While it is a slight departure from my previous work at DCist, I'm really excited to stretch my legs and apply the editorial lessons I've learned to something new."
So this was the "very important phone call" Morrissey was awaiting yesterday. Congratulations to my occasional drinking buddy (yes, that's my disclosure). I know he'll have much more success at Atlantic Media than Arsenal had against AC Milan.