NYTimes deputy tech editor leaving for Kickstarter

David Gallagher

David Gallagher, the deputy technology editor at The New York Times, has announced that he is leaving the paper for a job at Kickstarter.

On Twitter, Gallagher posted, “I’m extremely excited to announce that I’ll soon be joining the team at @kickstarter as director of communications.”

At the Times, Gallagher manages a team of reporters in New York and San Francisco, generating articles for the front page and business section, with an emphasis on making them accessible and relevant to a broad readership.

Gallagher helped to conceive, launch and edit Bits, a blog aimed at a tech-savvy audience that has become one of the most popular blogs on NYTimes.com.

He has been with the Times since August 2003 and deputy tech editor since April 2006. The paper named Glenn Kramon as the new tech editor earlier this month.

Gallagher was one of the first photobloggers in the world, starting in November 2000. He also once worked at Bloomberg News.