Large organizational changes are underway at Mashable as the company returns its focus to digital culture and prepares for a television partnership with Turner centered on non-news and branded content. As a result, reportedly 30 staffers were laid off this week across the news, politics and editorial video teams, including executive editor Jim Roberts and chief revenue officer Seth Rogin. Roberts will be replaced by Greg Gittrich, who was hired as chief content officer. Gittrich has worked in the same capacity at Vocativ since January 2015.
Other departures include managing editor Jonathan Ellis, who joined Mashable in March 2014 from The New York Times, and business editor Heidi Moore. NPR alum and political editor Juana Summers, with the site since last July, was also let go alongside two political reporters, Cameron Joseph and Emily Cahn.
Read more from Mashable founder Pete Cashmore here.
I’ve worked with some amazing digital journalists in my 2 1/2 years at Mashable. You know who you are. Thanks for making it such a gas.
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) April 7, 2016
— Juana Summers (@jmsummers) April 7, 2016
— Cameron Joseph (@cam_joseph) April 7, 2016
I wanted to be at a startup. Startups change direction. So proud of what we did at Mashable w/ @nycjim & team … in news AND entertainment.
— Jonathan Ellis (@jonathanellis) April 7, 2016
— Heidi N Moore (@moorehn) April 7, 2016
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