“Brian’s experience and editorial vision is exactly what’s needed for Ad Age’s next incarnation,” said Josh Golden, publisher, Ad Age. “His expertise in finding and cultivating engaging stories in all media and through new platforms will be instrumental as we explore potential areas to develop and grow the brand.”
“The marketing and media industry is in the midst of historic transformation and Brian is the perfect person to lead Ad Age editorial as our readers navigate this new landscape,” said David Klein, senior vice president and group publisher, Crain Communications.
Braiker was most recently executive editor at Digiday where he helped refine the voice and guide the site through four years of steady growth and international expansion. Prior to Digiday, Braiker was an editor at several notable news outlets including Parenting magazine and Adweek where he oversaw the front-of-the-book during the relaunch of the magazine and website. Additionally, he previously served as the news editor at the Guardian US, general assignment writer and homepage editor at ABC News and general editor Newsweek magazine. Braiker has also written for Rolling Stone, Time, USA Today, Nightline, People magazine, Time Out New York, Slate.com, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Variety and Salon.com, among others.
Braiker received his master’s in international affairs with a focus in international human rights law from George Washington Universityafter graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from University of California, San Diego.
He currently resides in Brooklyn with his two daughters and their hound and is widely known for having great hair.