Former NYT journalist Seth Schiesel is the newest rent to hitch Xbox’s ranks.
Xbox has picked up a brand new rent: a former journalist on the New York Occasions. Seth Schiesel, the video game critic for the newspaper’s Culture section, is leaving his post there and on the new media firm Protocol to hitch Xbox as the corporate’s director of government communications.
Schiesel had been a contributing New York Occasions author for nearly 20 years, first becoming a member of the paper in 1996 as a enterprise reporter. He transitioned to the Tradition division in 2005, the place he primarily wrote critiques and commentary about video video games and their tradition. He extra not too long ago was a contributing editor for Protocol, the place he focused again on video games and their related industries. However earlier than all of this, Schiesel wrote for The Boston Globe.
He now joins Xbox as its director of government communications, believing “players are a pressure for good.” On Twitter, the place Schiesel announced the news, he stated that he’ll “proceed to increase the enjoyment and group of gaming to folks all over the place” in his new place at Xbox.
Xbox has been on a little bit of a hiring spree. Throughout a number of of the corporate’s studios in 2020, Xbox employed skills like former Crystal Dynamics and Naughty Dog alumni, a developer who worked on Battlefield V and Uncharted 4, and others.