Hire strengthens Hollywood daily's breaking news coverage
As it continues to expand its reporting staff, Variety has hired Jeff Sneider as a film reporter.“We are very happy to welcome Jeff back in the Variety fold,” said group editor Tim Gray. “Variety has always excelled at industry analysis, reviews and international coverage, and now we are strengthening the key area of breaking news. Jeff is going to be an important part of that.” Sneider will report to Variety film editor Josh Dickey. The two worked together at TheWrap.com, where Sneider was a film reporter and blogger. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Sneider worked as an intern at Variety, then segued to Variety.com from 2007-09. “Second chances are rare in this business, so I’m thrilled to be returning to Variety where my career began,” Sneider said.