The Examiner announced today that it has promoted Vivienne Sosnowski, currently executive editor of its Washington edition, to the newly created job of national editorial director to make room for Stephen G. Smith. Smith, who will become executive editor in Washington, was previously an editor at the Houston Chronicle and before that was at Knight Ridder’s Washington bureau. Sosnowski has been executive editor of the Examiner’s Washington edition for a year. Previously she was executive editor of the SF Examiner. She came to the Examiner from the Vancouver (B.C.) Province.