/// Gizmodo Boss Joe Brown Goes (Back) to Wired

February 25, 2013  |  All Things Digital


Wired, the Conde Nast tech title, continues an overhaul that began last fall: Joe Brown, the top editor at Gawker Media’s Gizmodo tech site, is joining up. Brown will be Wired’s “New York editor”, a new role that will have him weighing in on the brand’s magazine, tablet edition and Web site. It’s his second time at Wired, where he had previously worked as a deputy to then-gadget boss Mark McClusky. McClusky now runs the company’s Web site, under new editor-in-chief Scott Dadich . Gawker Media owner Nick Denton hasn’t named a replacement for Brown, who ran the site for the last two years; veteran Gizmodo editor Joel Johnson will lead a search for a new editor. “We’re looking for someone with design background,” Denton says. This one seems like an amicable Denton/editor break up. Here’s Brown’s take, delivered via IM (he’s still a Gawker employee, after all): “I’ve had an amazing few years at Gizmodo—the team here is among the best in any business, and I love them like family. But I am pumped about going home to Wired. With Scott and the team he’s put in place, it’s like we’re getting the band back together.” And here’s more from Denton, also via IM (because, see above): “Gizmodo began as the online embodiment of the Fetish section of Wired.And it’s a good time to recover that central purpose: the cataloging of beautiful things

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Gizmodo Boss Joe Brown Goes (Back) to Wired


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