Buzzfeed have snapped up City Am’s Jim Waterson as their new UK political editor. There were no shortage of ambitious, twentysomething applicants for the job, but Buzzfeed have pulled off a bit of a coup signing a journalist who has had just about every one of his stories nicked by the Telegraph in recent weeks.
Six things you should know about Jim Waterson:
- He had a lucrative sideline selling stories to national newspapers during his Oxford student days
- He has faced down Jeremy Paxman – on University Challenge
- He is a former Guido Fawkes Blog intern
- He can figure a story angle fast
- He can’t work Photoshop properly – yet – those GIFs don’t make themselves….
- Waterson hit TV screens around the world when he fried an egg on the street under the Walkie Talkie skyscraper
Buzzfeed had tried to poach a current Guy Newsroom staffer, good to see another Guido alumnus get the job…