OLD Media Moves

Wired hires features editor, senior tech writer

May 2, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

Wired 2017Wired editor in chief Nicholas Thompson announced Tuesday that Mark Robinson has been hired as features editor and Nitasha Tiku will join the staff as senior writer.

Additionally, Jason Tanz has been promoted to site director.

“If digital journalism were the NBA, Mark, Nitasha, and Jason would all start for the Warriors,” said Thompson in a statement. “They’re brilliant, and I’m lucky to have the opportunity to work with them here at Wired.”

Robinson re-joins Wired from Epic Magazine, where he served as editor in chief since 2015. Prior to Epic, Robinson spent more than a decade at Wired, editing some of it’s most iconic articles, including profiles of Edward Snowden, John McAfee, and Kim Dotcom, as well as influential pieces on neurodiversity, memory, and self-driving cars.

In 2005, Robinson and writer Jeff Howe coined the term “crowdsourcing,” which is now in the Oxford dictionary. In Robinson’s new role, he will assign and edit features for Wired.com and report to site editor Andrea Valdez in San Francisco.

His first day is May 8.

Tiku joins Wired from BuzzFeed, where she was a senior writer covering Silicon Valley technology and culture since 2015. Previously, Tiku worked at The Verge, Valleywag, and ran Betabeat, the New York Observer’s tech site.

At Wired, Tiku will cover technology and all the ways Silicon Valley is changing our world.  She will report to site editor Andrea Valdez in San Francisco. Her first day is May 8.

Before being named site director, Tanz served as Wired’s editor at large, where he wrote cover stories on artificial intelligence, Netflix’s Luke Cage, and Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, as well as stories about politics, education, independent film, video games, and the media industry.

In his new role, Tanz will be responsible for leading digital strategy and product development across all Wired platforms. Tanz has been with Wired since 2007 and is based in New York City. His appointment is effective immediately.

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