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Noah Robischon to Leave Gawker for FastCompany.com

robischon_l.jpgFBNY has learned that Noah Robischon, managing editor of the Gawker Media Network, will be leaving the company to take up as the new executive editor of fastcompany.com starting December 1. We hear from Gawker that his position there will not be filled (there is some speculation that with site leaders able to report more directly, less management is needed up top, particularly when the outlook is so glum!).

FBNY caught up with Robischon who told us that Fast Company had approached him two months ago and that one of the attractions was that the site “has a lot of unrealized potential, and I’m excited about giving it a fresh start.” He hopes, among other things, to introduce “more daily news and original reporting” to the website. Fast Company head Robert Safian said in a memo to staff that “this high-profile addition is indicative of the ambition and commitment we have to fastcompany.com. And there is no better time, we believe, to invest in ramping up our efforts–just as others are pulling back.” Fast Company does indeed appear to be on the upswing — Robischon pointed us to these stats which show that over the past year the magazine has increased both pages and dollars. Safian’s full memo after the jump.

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Gawker Media Mg. Ed.: ‘Core Staff — The Main Writers’ Staying on at Newly-Sold Blogs

Gawker Media managing editor Noah Robischon confirmed “the site leads of each are staying,” but couldn’t speak to the ultimate fate of freelancers employed by newly-sold GM blogs Gridskipper, Idolator, and Wonkette. “Gridskipper, as you know, employs a ton of freelancers,” he said by phone this morning, acknowledging that he couldn’t speak to their ultimate fate within the jettisoned blogs’ new homes.

With the sale of Wonkette smack-dab in the middle of an election season, where will Gawker Media readers go for political coverage?

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Meet Gawker’s New Managing Editor

noah_robischon_060407.jpgPart-one of Gawker Media’s two-part Lockhart Steele replacement is none other than … Noah Robischon, Gizmodo editor-at-large and self-proclaimed “gadget guy.”

Some more Google fun facts about Gawker’s new managing editor:

“I’m a gadget guy. For the past nine years I’ve been an editor and writer specializing in technology and entertainment. Check out my roundup review of digital music players in the March issue of Outside. My work also appears in The New York Times, Business 2.0, Stuff, GQ, People and Entertainment Weekly where I toiled as a senior writer for five solid years. You might also catch me on NY1 News doing a Digital Living Review each week.”

Noah Robischon has been writing about technology, entertainment and pop culture for the past decade. After co-founding and editing Time Inc.’s first daily news website in 1995, Mr. Robischon became a senior writer at Entertainment Weekly. While there he penned features on everything from Ken Burns’ acclaimed Jazz documentary to the gross-out antics of comedian Tom Green. He also spearheaded the magazine’s video game and technology coverage. His articles about digital music, movies, gaming and gadgetry have appeared in GQ, Business 2.0, Popular Science, I.D. and The New York Times.

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