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Allure Media’s managing editor Mark Serrels to exit

Mark Serrels, publisher and managing editor of Allure Media’s Kotaku, Gizmodo and Lifehacker, will depart the company after more than seven years.

Serrels joined Allure Media as editor of Kotaku in October 2010, before being appointed managing editor of Gizmodo, Lifehacker and Kotaku in 2016.

Serrels announced his departure on Twitter

In July this year, he was appointed publishing and managing editor of the three titles.

Prior to Allure Media, Serrels was technology correspondent at ABC Radio and was also previously managing editor of Future plc – which ran titles including the Official Xbox Magazine and The Official Nintendo Magazine.

Serrels took to Twitter to confirm the news this afternoon to announce his departure and new appointment as Australian editorial director of CNET.

“Hey everyone, I just came back to notification overload so I guess the news is out there,” Serrels wrote.

“I am leaving Allure Media after seven years to join CNET as their Australian editorial director.

“Sad to be leaving such a great team, but so, so excited to take on a new challenge.”

Two weeks ago, Allure Media appointed Rae Johnston as the new editor for Gizmodo Australia.

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