David Plotz has made his first post-Slate move. He is the new CEO of AtlasObscura.com, a site that — as its name indicates — features content on the weirdest places around the globe. Atlas Obscura was founded in 2009 by Joshua Foer and Dylan Thuras.
According to Capital New York, Plotz — who resigned as editor of Slate in July — will spend the next few months raising money for the site because it’s still, well, obscure. Atlas Obscura will relaunch next year, with a staff of about 20.
Plotz’s ultimate goal for Atlas Obscura is not merely to spread the word that the site exists. “It can be for our generation and our children what National Geographic was for our parents,” he told Capital.