Oh, it's a tricky job-as Devin Gordon found out. The former editor of Gawker, however, is yet just the latest victim of the hiring thaw in Manhattan media!
To: The Staff
From: Jon Meacham and Mark Miller
We are thrilled to announce that Gabriel Snyder, Gawker's former editor in chief and a journalist with broad experience in print and digital media, is joining us as Executive Editor, Newsweek Digital. Gabriel helped transform Gawker from what was a guilty pleasure for a Manhattan-centric audience to a vibrant source of real news and information, doubling Gawker's audience. Gabriel also has been a senior writer at W magazine and at Variety where he covered the film industry. A native of Tennessee, Gabriel began his career as a media reporter at The New York Observer after graduating from Yale in 1998.
In our conversations with Gabriel, we have been impressed not only with his sophisticated knowledge of Web technique and Internet philosophy but with his understanding of the mission and potential for the soon-to-be re-launched Newsweek.com and our growing stable of digital offerings. Day in and day out, Newsweek's digital staff has performed heroically, often in very difficult circumstances. Working with us, Geoff Reiss, Dan Klaidman, Carl Sullivan, Kathy Jones, and the rest of our editorial team, Gabriel will help us ensure that the outstanding journalism we produce every day reaches the biggest, most effective audience.
Gabriel formally begins work on May 3 but will come in soon to meet folks. He will report to Mark Miller. Please join us in welcoming him to Newsweek.