Wired hires Drummond as next editor in chief

Wired magazine has hired Katie Drummond to be its next editor in chief, reports Katie Robertson of the New York Times. Robertson writes, “Condé Nast, the publisher of Wired, announced on Thursday the appointment of Ms. Drummond as its global editorial director. Ms. Drummond joins from Vice Media, where she was the senior vice president of global news […]

Jason departs Wired after 4.5 years

Zak Jason is leaving Wired magazine after four-and-a-half years. Jason  directs the research department and newsroom standards, and edits features, ideas essays, and op-eds. He’s written for The New York Times Magazine, Boston Magazine, Slate, The Guardian, and many other places. He was raised in Virginia, Mississippi, and Massachusetts. Jason is a graduate of Boston […]

Inc. hires Conrad to cover entrepreneurs

Inc. magazine has hired Jennifer Conrad to cover entrepreneurs and the news and technology they need to know about. She has been at Wired as a writer. She previously worked a fact checker at The New York Times Magazine. Conrad has previously worked at Vogue, where she was head of the research department, fact-checking many of the […]

Wired hires Mullin to cover biotechnology

Wired magazine has hired Emily Mullin to cover biotechnology. She will start next month. She has been working for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and also previously reported on biotech for Medium’s OneZero publication. Emily Mullin Mullen was previously a freelance writer who has had bylines in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, National Geographic, The Atlantic, Science, Quartz, Pacific Standard, and […]

NY Times Opinion hires Wired’s Whitney

Sam Whitney has been hired by the New York Times Opinion as an art director with the design team. Previously, he was a senior designer at Wired in San Francisco, where he designed, illustrated and art directed for its print pages and website. Whitney’s conceptual storytelling talent has been recognized by AIGA and the Society […]

Wired hires Farokhmanesh to cover gaming

Megan Farokhmanesh, a gaming reporter at Axios who co-writes its gaming newsletter, has been hired by Wired as a senior reporter. She will start May 23. She has been at Axios for a year. Farokhmanesh was previously at The Verge where she was a reporter covering internet culture and the video game industry. She was also a reporter, senior reporter […]

Wired hires Elliott to cover platforms and power

Wired magazine has hired Vittoria Elliott to cover technology platforms and their power. Previously, she was staff writer at Rest of World, where her work was nominated for a One World Media award. Elliott has also been freelance journalist covering the social impact and implications technology with a focus on policy, disinformation, labor, human rights, and conflict. […]

Wired hires Gizmodo’s Couts to be a senior editor

Wired magazine has hired Gizmodo executive editor Andrew Couts to be a senior editor overseeing its security desk. He starts on Monday. He has been executive editor since 2021. Previously, he was serving as interim editor-in-chief. Couts has been with Gizmodo for over four years, having also served as managing editor and deputy editor. He was also […]

How Wired assesses and assigns stories

Wired magazine has posted a tutorial on how it assigns and assesses story ideas. It writes, “WIRED is a publication about change—about the ways science and technology are reshaping the world and what it means to be human. While the subjects of WIRED stories run the gamut from deep dives into the biggest tech companies to Hindu extremism to space […]

Wired transportation editor Davies is laid off

Wired transportation editor Alex Davies was among the Conde Nast staffers who were laid off on Wednesday. Davies oversaw Wired’s transportation coverage, writing and editing stories with a focus on autonomous and electric vehicles, aviation, and infrastructure. His book recounting the creation of the self-driving car, “Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car,” will be published […]