BDG Taps Condé Nast’s Jonathan Wilde As Editorial Lead Of Culture & Innovation

Wilde will Oversee Gawker, Input, Inverse, and Mic.

Sam Rullo

BDG announced today the hire of Jonathan Wilde as Senior Vice President, Editorial for the Company's Culture & Innovation brands, including Gawker, Input, Inverse, and Mic. Under his purview, Wilde will oversee the portfolio’s editorial operations and content development. His appointment is effective May 31, 2022, and he will report to Emma Rosenblum, Chief Content Officer, BDG.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Jon to BDG during such a pivotal time for the company,” said Rosenblum. “Throughout his career, Jon has combined a passion for journalism with smart editorial strategy. He has an impressive knowledge and love of culture, tech, and style, and experience in merging great content with business needs. I look forward to him bringing that to life across our Culture & Innovation portfolio.”

“The brands under BDG’s Culture & Innovation portfolio are already so good at driving conversations and connecting deeply with audiences on tech, culture, entertainment, gaming, and beyond,” said Wilde. “There's so much opportunity at Inverse, Gawker, Input, Inverse, and Mic to go even bigger, even more ambitious, and even more innovative. I can't wait to work with their talented teams, and everyone else at BDG, to build something special."

Before BDG, Wilde spent 11 years at Condé Nast’s GQ across various roles. Most recently, he served as the brand’s first Global Digital Director. In his role, Wilde developed and executed editorial initiatives throughout every platform outside of print across 11 worldwide markets. His tenure included multiple ASME nominations, building an affiliate commerce vertical that now drives millions in annual revenue, and establishing the GQ Sports sub-brand, including insider coverage at the Super Bowl, NBA All-Star Weekend, and the NFL Draft. Before GQ, Wilde worked in print at Men's Journal and Maxim.