Journalist Seth Schiesel has been hired by Microsoft's Xbox brand.
Schiesel previously worked at The Boston Globe as an editorial writer before holding a business reporter role at The New York Times between 1996 and 2003. At that point, he became a tech features writer, but two years later moved to the Culture section of at the illustrious publication.
Recently, he has been a contributing editor at Politico's tech website, Protocol, as a contributing editor.
"Interactive entertainment is the world's most dynamic industry," Schiesel wrote on Twitter.
"And gamers are a force for good. That's why I am so thrilled to join Team Xbox as director of executive communications. Together, we will continue to extend the joy and community of gaming to people everywhere.
"As I transition from journalism, I'd like to give a huge shoutout of gratitude to my former colleagues at The Times and especially to my more recent colleagues at Protocol. Protocol is doing incredible work on tech as a locus of power and I eagerly await what's next."