Wired poaches Verge deputy editor, reshuffles executive leadership

Wired has just hired away Verge's David Pierce (closest at right) as a senior writer. Now deputy editor for Verge, Pierce will don the mantle of personal technology writer at Wired, responsible for “driving the conversation about the gear and services that are important in modern life." Meanwhile, Wired deputy editor Robert Capps has been upped to head of editorial while Wired.com editor-in-chief Mark McClusky gets promoted to head of operations.

Meanwhile, Verge staff members found unique ways to cope with the pain of their impending loss.

"Congrats to @piercedavid on his new role, now for god's sake somebody clean up his desk he can't keep anything clean," jokes executive editor Dieter Bohn.

"@piercedavid was distracted by my beautiful face in the office so now he’s moving to SF. I’ll miss him," tweets senior editor Chris Plante.

And the best reaction, from EIC Nilay Patel: "Congrats to my friend and fellow pirate @piercedavid on his big new gig ... Also I hate you, never return to NYC, etc."

Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks! 

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