Josh Dickey will no longer have to wait a week or more to make a Mashable imprint. The LA-based journalist, who has jumped in the past year from Variety (film editor) to TMZ (managing editor) to a second stint with TheWrap (managing editor), is on the move again – this time to Mashable to head up the site’s new entertainment vertical.
Dickey’s official title is entertainment editor. He will remain based in Los Angeles and starts a little later this month. From this afternoon’s announcement:
“The entertainment world is a great story right now as technology both disrupts the business and creates new opportunities, and there is no better person to lead the Mashable’s exploration of these transformations than Josh Dickey,” said Jim Roberts, chief content officer and executive editor of Mashable. “Josh has been on the frontline of Hollywood’s digital transformation, and his perspective and talent will be a great addition to Mashable as we go heavy into Entertainment.”
Mashable recently completed its first capital raise since launch in 2005, to the tune of $14 million, with help from Tribune Co.’s Tribune Digital Ventures. Dickey’s appointment precedes the official opening of an LA Mashable office, which will happen later this year.