announced yesterday that she's leaving her position.The economy is depressing but there's no shortage of cool new individual hires in tech to report already this year. Mozilla, Dell, AOL Sports and some of our favorite startups have picked up new engineers and executives this week. The biggest tech job news of the New Year, though, may be that Lifehacker's long time editor Gina Trapani
Check out some of the young year's first highlights in tech hiring as reported by our site Jobwire below. Jobwire is sponsored by VisualCV, which is a service for job seekers. Jobwire reports on 10 to 15 completed new hires in tech and new media every weekday.
- Changes at Lifehacker After four years at the helm of the wildly popular productivity blog, lead editor Gina Trapani announced yesterday that she's "stepping down from the site lead position to work on Some New Stuff." Will that be Lifehacker work? Gawker work? Something entirely new? We'll see! Read our full coverage of Gina's announcement.
- Mozilla Developer Tools Lab Adds a Crew Member Who in web tech wouldn't love to work in the new Mozilla Developer Tools Lab? That's what Kevin Dangoor gets to do now, we found out this week.
- AideRSS Grows Its Team One of our favorite companies on the web, AideRSS/Postrank, has hired two more engineers. Fresh from a new round of funding, we're really excited to see what kind of technology they develop. See our coverage of this Canadian startup's new additions.
- Old Media and New Media Make a Trade Former Chicago-Sun sports columnist Jay Mariotti got scooped up by AOL Sports and Talking Points Memo blogging star Greg Sargent has come on board the Washington Post.
- Louis Gray Joins SocialToo as Advisor Web 2.0 uber-early-adopter Louis Gray took an advisory position at an otherwise unknown startup, he announced this week, and in comments Gray explains exactly what he'll be doing for the company.