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Scott Dadich
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San Francisco, CA, USA

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Primary Industry:
Media / Journalism, Publishing
Personal Career Headline:
Editor-In-Chief of WIRED
Business Description (One-Liner):

Magazine – Full-color monthly American magazine, published in both print and online editions, that reports on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy and politics.

16-20 years of work experience

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Career Snapshot:

Scott Dadich was named editor-in-chief of WIRED in November 2012. Before that he served as Vice President, Editorial Platforms & Design for Conde Nast and oversaw the creative efforts to bring the company’s storied brand portfolio to emerging digital channels.

From 2006-2010, Dadich was the award-winning creative director of WIRED, where he initiated and led the development of WIRED’s groundbreaking iPad app. Building upon that success, Dadich and his team have led all of Conde Nast’s brands into monthly tablet publication across multiple digital platforms.

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One food and drink on earth, what would you choose?:

Nachos compuestos and a margarita rocks (with salt) at Maudie’s in Austin, Texas.

What literature is on your bed stand?:

I read all day long, so I tend not to read in bed. My wife usually has something on her Kindle, but I always look forward to The Colbert Report.

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What traits make a great Editor-in-Chief?

I’ve been fortunate enough to work with several great editors in chief, but there is no magic formula, no single correct way of working in the top job. The most successful of my peers surround themselves with superlative talent, and they learn to listen to those people, to trust them implicitly.

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Collectively, Dadich’s work has been recognized with 8 National Magazine Awards, including three for General Excellence (Texas Monthly, 2003; Wired, 2007 & 2009). He is the only creative director to win both the National Magazine Award for Design and the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year award for three consecutive years: 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Additionally, he has received more than 100 national design and editorial awards from organizations such as the Art Directors Club, American Photography, American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators, and the Type Directors Club. In 2011, Fast Company named Dadich one of the 50 Most Influential Designers in America. He currently serves on the board of directors for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) and The People’s Portfolio, a nonprofit organization dedicated to respecting and upholding human rights, through portrait photography by renowned photographer Platon.

Prior to joining Conde Nast, Scott was creative director of Texas Monthly, which was nominated for 14 National Magazine Awards during his tenure and won for General Excellence in 2003.
Dadich graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He lives in San Francisco.

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