His move comes a little over a year-and-a-half since Conde Nast bought the music media company.
Calling the decision "bittersweet," longtime Pitchfork president Chris Kaskie announced on Tuesday (May 30) he'll be leaving the Conde Nast-owned media company later this summer after 14 years. Kaskie posted his handwritten memo to Pitchfork staff on Twitter, saying the decision to leave was "wholly my own, but I do so with a supreme amount of confidence and comfort in all that will come next for both of us."
Kaskie said his last day will be July 21, which falls a week after the Pitchfork Music Festival wraps at Chicago's Union Park. "I plan to hang around thorough the festival, celebrating with you the music, friends, family and relishing in the achievement. After, that's when we'll part for real," he said.