For Josh Dickey, Day One as managing editor of TMZ.com involved among other things the business of another Jenna Jameson arrest. In the case of his recent Variety charge Jeff Sneider, who officially returns next Monday to former employer TheWrap, the purview is much closer to the one he used to patrol at 5900 Wilshire Blvd.
The above tweets were sent out yesterday within an hour of each other. Dickey was originally slated to start at TMZ April 15, but he decided to get at it a week earlier than planned. Sneider meanwhile, though still scheduled to officially rejoin TheWrap next Monday, had an advance/remote-filed casting news exclusive early yesterday about the Scott Rudin “indie robot thriller” Ex Machina.
At Variety, Dickey liked tweet out pictures of doodles he drew each day during staff meetings. Even though April 8 also happened to be “Draw a Bird Day“, we have a feeling there will be far less time at his new desk for doodling. TMZ is about to finally move from Sunset/Crescent Heights to new offices in Playa Vista.