E&P has the story of Ted Rall joining United Media in a new position set up to acquire and develops new and emerging cartoonists.

It could not immediately be determined whether Rall will be a staffer or consultant for United, because he and UM Senior Vice President/General Manager Lisa Klem Wilson were unavailable for comment this morning. A UM spokesperson did say Rall’s own work will continue to be distributed by Universal Press Syndicate rather than move to UM.“We are thrilled to have Ted’s expertise on United’s creative team,” Wilson said in a statement. “He is not only a talented cartoonist, but he is also an accomplished writer and editor with an eye for what can work in syndication. Ted has his ear to the ground and he knows where to look to find more edgy content that appeals to younger readers and addresses the needs of today.”