Former New York Times reporter Matthew Wald – once called “dean of the energy press corps” – has been hired by the Nuclear Energy Institute, the nuclear industry’s lobbying group.
Wald (right), who took a Times buyout in December after decades at the paper, writes on Facebook: “I’m supposed to keep the group advised on developments in policy and technology and economics outside the nuclear field, among other tasks. It sure ain’t like the morning paper. The technical types, the ones who used to work at power plants, evidently habitually come to work by 7 AM.”
And the HR woman assured me that among the perks, we get off the day after Thanksgiving and work only half a day on Christmas Eve. I told her I’d worked most of the Christmases for the last 30 years. She reacted like I was speaking Greek.
But I’m sure my metabolism will adjust.
His title will be senior director, policy analysis and strategic planning.