Deadspin editor-in-chief Tim Marchman has been promoted within Gizmodo Media to run the company’s special projects desk, Gizmodo Media editorial director Susie Banikarim announced Wednesday.

In an email to staff that was published on Kinja, Banikarim called Marchman “a natural leader, talented editor and relentless reporter” and complimented the work Deadspin did under his leadership.

We are living through turbulent and urgent times and the importance of building on GMG’s legacy of exposing hypocrisy, holding the powerful to account and uncovering abuse can not be overstated. I know that Tim’s fearlessness and drive, along with the talents of this newsroom, will help us do that.

Previously, special projects were overseen by Keith Summa, SVP of content and programming for Fusion Media Group, which owns Gizmodo Media.

Marchman has worked at Deadspin since 2013 and served as editor-in-chief since 2015, when he took over for Tommy Craggs. In his new role, which officially begins January 15, he will lead Gizmodo Media’s investigative efforts and work with editors across the company on “ambitious enterprise projects,” per Banikarim’s email.

With Marchman promoted away from Deadspin, the site will need a new editor-in-chief. Given that Deadspin has traditionally promoted from within, deputy editor Barry Petchesky figures to be a front-runner for the position. Banikarim wrote in her email that a search for Marchman’s replacement will begin “shortly.”

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