Something is afoot at The New Republic. Though no official announcements have been made, we’re told by staffers that the office is buzzing with rumors that Gabriel Snyder, a digital advisor at Bloomberg Media and former editor of The Atlantic Wire and Gawker, has been hired as its new editor-in-chief—replacing Franklin Foer in the magazine’s top spot. (Update: Foer has resigned.)
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Yesterday, I met Gabriel Snyder, the former W Magazine writer who's starting as Gawker's new managing editor next week. We're coworkers, since Gawker Media publishes both Gawker and Valleywag. He seems nice enough. But one thing worries me: He has a Friendster profile, which was quite au courant in 2003. The profile, like the site itself, is seriously out of date, listing Snyder as single. He's engaged. Sorry, ladies.
Recently-departed US Weekly staffer Gabriel Snyder and I reminiscing about the old days hanging out at Slide after closing Marion's and being too lazy to walk more than 5 feet to the next bar. Discussing Gabriel's new job at Variety, the requisite move to Hollywood, and me wondering how long before Gabriel realizes that he's in Hollywood and comes screaming back to New York.
Keith Kelly reports that Bloomberg LP chiefs have been ordered to make a list of employees who aren't happy, possibly in an effort to find out who's been talking to the press. Says one insider, "There isn't enough paper in a printer to print out that list." On a side note, Kelly says that US Weekly's Gabriel Snyder is leaving to work for Variety.
Bloomberg: A list-ing ship? [Keith Kelly - Post]