Earlier this week we reported that AOL was planning to lay off hundreds of engineering and edit staff in Bangalore, but it turns out that the layoffs are affecting editorial employees stateside, too. Two hundred of them, according to CEO Tim Armstrong’s memo Among them? Jonathan Dube, who joined from ABCNews.com just five months ago to serve as SVP of news, says Kara Swisher.
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Hansell took a New York Times buyout last year and was the first editorial hire AOL made when launching its Seed freelance platform. Dube, in addition to his work with ABC News, is the founder of CyberJournalist.net.
He’ll report to David Eun, president of AOL Media & Studios, and supervise AOL News, Tech, Finance and Sports.
“At the heart of my passion for journalism is my long-time interest in how technology is transforming the media,” said Dube in a statement. “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.”