Last week, Charlie Petit posted on the sudden and slightly mysterious departure of Tom Siegfried as the editor of Science News.
The non-profit outfit that publishes Science News has since announced the hiring of Mike Mills, who has been editorial director at CQ Roll Call since 2009. He has also been editor of the Washington Business Journal and a reporter at The Washington Post and CQ Weekly.
Mills will not replace Siegfried as editor, but instead will assume the title of chief content officer, from which post he "will lead the implementation of an innovative digital strategy," according to the publisher's announcement. Nothing in the announcement suggests Mills has any experience covering science.
Science News is published by the non-profit organization Society for Science & the Public.