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 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.
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.”
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