Josh Topolsky, cofounder of The Verge and former editor of Engadget, is joining Bloomberg as editor of an upcoming series of verticals. The New York Times reports that Topolsky “will run develop and run Bloomberg’s new ventures, which will cover specific topic areas such as politics and luxury.”
Topolsky’s appointment is effective August 4. He’ll report to Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel and Bloomberg Media’s CEO Justin Smith.
At The Verge, Nilay Patel, a former managing editor of the site, will serve as editor-in-chief. Dieter Bohn will become executive editor.