Gawker Names New COO

In with the new.

Josh Albertson, most recently a vp at Vox Media, is joining Gawker Media as its new COO.

Albertson worked with Vox after the company purchased Curbed, which he co-founded. He previously worked for SmartMoney.com and Bloomberg.

According to Recode, Albertson is succeeding Scott Kidder, who is moving on from the company. “I’m thankful to @nicknotned and the rest of the Company, and excited to try something new,” tweeted Kidder.

The Albertson addition comes hours after Gawker Media announced a series of layoffs due to a company-wide restructuring.