Greenwell hired as editor of Wired.com
Wired editor in chief Nicholas Thompson announced Monday that Megan Greenwell has been hired as editor of Wired.com.
Her first day will be Sept. 3, and she will be based in New York.
Greenwell joins Wired from Deadspin, where she served as editor in chief. Previously, Greenwell helped launch digital features programs at Esquire and New York Magazine’s The Cut, edited investigations and features for ESPN the Magazine, and covered the war in Iraq from Baghdad for The Washington Post. Greenwell’s editing work has been nominated for two National Magazine Awards, and a GLAAD Media Award, and she was part of the Washington Post team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting for its coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings.
“Megan is one of the most brilliant editors and managers in the business,” said Thompson. “People have been raving about her to me for years, and I’m thrilled that now she’ll be joining Wired.”
In Greenwell’s new role, she will work with Wired’s senior leadership team to establish and execute editorial strategy across Wired’s digital properties.