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Jon Dube Named GM of News and Info At AOL

According to a report on Business Insider, Jon Dube has been tapped to lead AOL’s journalism team as new senior VP and GM of AOL News & Information.  The news of Dube’s hiring came courtesy of a tweet from AOL’s Seed.com programming director, Saul Hansell.  Hansell, who used to serve as a reporter at The New York Times, didn’t spare much of the 140-character limit with the following tweet:

“Super excited: Jon Dube (@cyberjournalist), formerly head of ABCNews.com, will now be GM of AOL News.”

Dube took a more formal approach in expressing his enthusiasm for his new role:

“I believe AOL is better positioned than any other company today to marry innovative technology with high-quality original journalism in a way that creates the best online experience imaginable.”

Prior to joining AOL, Dube was VP of ABCNews.com.  He will report in to David Eun, president of AOL Media & Studios.

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AOL Wants to Give ‘Hundreds’ of Journalists Jobs

aol-logo33.jpgEmployment: The Internet taketh away and then giveth back a couple of years later.

Yes, AOL, the email address old people have, the hip forward-thinking awesome company we’re not going to make fun of, is reorganizing their online content. And by “reorganizing” we mean hiring.

Michael Learmonth at AdAge writes:

David Eun, president of AOL’s media and studios division, is expected to announce the push in an all-hands meeting of the group in New York today when he lays out his strategy for the unit that will include grouping all the sites into 17 “super-networks.”

In an interview, Mr. Eun said he had not only familiarized himself with all of AOL’s far-flung content operations in his first 90 days on the job, but also visited many of them personally, studied the economics and data from traffic across AOL’s properties and search, and come to one overarching conclusion: produce more content, faster.

“Our mission at this company is to be the world’s largest producer of high-quality content, period,” he said. “The content driving our traffic is home-grown, and 80% of it is now produced by folks on the AOL payroll.”

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Variety: AOL has brought on former Google exec David Eun as content chief.