WIRED’s Executive Editor Mark RobinsonPosted: February 24, 2015
MARK ROBINSON, Executive Editor
In more than a decade at WIRED, Robinson has served as a senior editor, articles editor, features editor, and, now, executive editor. He oversees the print magazine, top-editing its features as well as long-form narrative pieces for the web and the digital edition. He has been the editor of some of WIRED’s signature articles of the last decade, from profiles of Edward Snowden, John McAfee, and Kim Dotcom to articles about the new atheism, neurodiversity, memory, and self-driving cars. In 2005 he and writer Jeff Howe were talking about a pitch for a business trend story and coined the word “crowdsourcing.”
It is now in the Oxford dictionary. In conjunction with WIRED’s 20th anniversary in 2013, he edited a collection of the 20 best WIRED stories of all time. Robinson led the front-of-book team that won a National Magazine Award for best section, and two stories he edited have been nominated for National Magazine Awards for feature writing. Over the years, 11 features assigned by Robinson have been collected in annual anthologies, including the Best American Magazine Writing, Best Technology Writing, Best American Science and Nature Writing, and Best American Science Writing. Two stories he edited have been named the best magazine story of the year by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Robinson attended Stanford’s master’s program in communication. He moonlights as a jazz singer, has a passionate devotion to open-water swimming, and lives in San Francisco.
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