New day, new hiring changes over at Gawker Media. Deadspin, Gawker’s sports blog, is trading managing editor Tom Scocca to Gawker. Gawker’s current managing editor Emma Carmichael will move back to Deadspin. Mr. Scocca will become Gawker’s deputy editor, where he will be on the command chain below newly installed EIC John Cook. Deadspin announced the deal in a post on their site.
“Scocca wanted to write about politics and media. He and Cook are pretty much the dream team at Gawker,” Gawker head honcho told us in an email. “And Emma’s on a site lead track for us. This was on the cards last week, but Slate was also making a run at Scocca. That had to play out.” Read More