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Former Gawker EIC Gabriel Snyder Is The Atlantic Wire’s New Editor

Gabriel Snyder – formerly Gawker’s editor in chief and briefly the executive editor of Newsweek‘s digital initiatives – announced via Twitter this morning that he will be joining The Atlantic Wire as its new editor. The site describes itself as an outlet that “tracks the biggest opinions and debates as they happen” across a variety of platforms.

Snyder’s duties will include bulking up the news aggregator’s staff with 15 new names as The Atlantic seeks to expand its now profitable brand across the web. Snyder’s new staff will be tasked with seeking out and curating content out of The Atlantic‘s New York offices.

We’re pretty sure Snyder can expect a big ol’ congratulatory bouquet from elusive gossip cobbler Nikki Finke.

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