Mark McClusky Returns to Sports Illustrated

He starts Sept. 26 as digital editor for the Sports Illustrated Group.

Mark McCluskyBefore making his mark in recent years with Wired as editor and head of operations, Mark McClusky began his career as a reporter with Sports Illustrated. He was a founding editor of the SI website and also a member of the team that put out the Sports Illustrated Olympic Daily during the Summer games in Atlanta.

Today, Time Inc. announced that McClusky is returning to the SI fold as digital editor for the Sports Illustrated Group. He will guide the digital strategy of Sports Illustrated, Golf, SI Kids and SI Swimsuit, as well as work closely with FanSided, Fox Sports and 120 Sports. He will relocate to New York from San Francisco for a Sept. 26 start date:

“Mark is another game-changer for us,” says Time Inc. Sports Group editorial director Chris Stone. “He’s a leading-edge innovator—not just from a journalistic and content development standpoint, but also from a product and operational standpoint.”

Adds Time Inc. digital director Will Lee: “SI is making incredibly smart, surprising and league-leading moves in the digital space, and makes yet another with Mark’s hire. He will ignite digital creativity and enterprising thinking not just for our brand, but for the company.”

McClusky is also the author of the 2014 book Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes, and What We Can Learn From Them. He was with Sports Illustrated previously from 1994-99.

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