“I wanted to let you all know that effective immediately I have resigned my position as Editorial Director of G/O Media. It is the right moment for me to leave to pursue an entrepreneurial opportunity,” Maidment wrote in a memo to staff.
“I admire the journalism that you produce and the unique voice that is otherwise missing from mainstream media. It has been a great honor and I wish you all the very best. I am certain that the sites will grow and thrive in the future.”
“We thank Paul for his hard work and wish him nothing but the very best,” a G/O spokesperson said in response. “We will be working with our EICs to expedite the search for a new editorial director.”
Over the weekend, G/O confirmed that Maidment was responsible for writing some of the new, decidedly un-Deadspin content for Deadspin after the newsroom had been emptied.