Hodinkee has created the position of executive editor, and appointed Joe Thompson as the role’s first incumbent.
In the role, Thompson will be responsible for overseeing the overall day-to-day editorial operations at the brand’s website.
Mr. Thompson has been writing about about watches and the global watch industry since 1977, and previously served as the Hodinkee website’s editor-at-large.
He has reported on big industry trends, interviewed important figures in the watch world and provided historical perspectives.
He has been regularly quoted in publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, the BCC, and Forbes.
He has also won nine editorial excellence awards from the American Business Press and two from Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists, in addition to a Gem Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Jewellers of America.
Thompson will be working in conjunction with editor-in-chief Jack Forster on the overall editorial direction for the website.
Hodinkee’s COO Eneuri Acosta said: “We are honoured to have Joe as our new Executive Editor.
“Joe’s reputation within the industry is second to none. His rare mix of knowledge and professionalism makes him highly valuable in this new capacity and we are very excited to have both him and Jack Foster leading our editorial efforts.”
Speaking about his appointment, Thomson said: “I am honoured to be Hodinkee’s new Executive Editor.
“The Hodinkee team’s writing, reporting, photography, videography, and podcasts have redefined watch journalism for the digital age.
“I look forward to working with innovators like Jack Foster, Stephen Pulvirent, Will Holloway and the entire editorial team to further develop and strengthen Hodinkee’s editorial content.”