Through a pair of tweets yesterday Mark McClusky and Evan Hansen announced a transition at the top editor spot at Condé Nast’s Wired.com. Hansen is departing and McClusky, formerly the editorial development director, will be taking over the position, a role that Hansen had filled since 2005.
Hansen ambiguously broke the news about his departure on Twitter Monday tweeting "So long @wired it’s been fun." Shortly after, McCulsky followed up by tweeting, "Couldn’t possibly be more proud or excited to be named the new editor of Wired.com. Now, the fun starts."
No information has been given as to why Hansen is leaving, or who made the decision. However, a Condé Nast representative has confirmed that Hansen is out and McClusky is in.
McClusky was just promoted to editorial development director at Wired.com last month.
Condé Nast also reports that Hayley Nelson will be joining Wired.com as director of product, a new position at the publication. Nelson joins from The New York Times. Both McClusky and Nelson will report to the recently named editor-in-chief at Wired magazine, Scott Dadich.