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Wired hires senior writer, promotes others

January 22, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

wired-magazine-lWired announced that David Pierce has been hired as senior writer.

Pierce joins Wired from The Verge, where he most recently served as deputy editor, leading the technology website’s day-to-day news coverage.

David is one of the most unique and refreshing voices covering technology today,” said editor in chief Scott Dadich in a statement. ‘We are huge fans of his writing and couldn’t be more excited that he’s joining Wired.”

At Wired Pierce will serve as the main voice on personal technology, driving the conversation about the gear and services that are important in modern life. He will write for the magazine and Wired.com, as well as contribute to Wired podcasts and video series. His first day will be Feb. 2.

Dadich also announced several executive staff promotions:

  • Robert Capps has been named head of editorial and will oversee edit content for all Wired platforms, including the magazine, Wired.com, and live events. He will help Dadich with staff development and setting the overall editorial vision, as well as bring in new ideas, writers, and projects.
  • Additionally, Mark McClusky has been named head of operations and will oversee Wired’s shared services team;
  • Mark Robinson has been named executive editor and will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the magazine;
  • Joe Brown has been named executive editor and is charged with running Wired.com on a daily basis;
  • Jason Tanz has been named editor at large and will return to New York, where he will focus on writing for the magazine and serve as Wired’s primary spokesperson.

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