As the Arianna Huffington editorial era at AOL nears, even the slew of ex-Google executives brought in by CEO Tim Armstrong aren’t safe.
David Eun is leaving AOL after joining the company a year ago to lead content operations, according to paidContent.
It appears that Eun’s role may have become redundant, as Huffington is set to become AOL’s editor in chief after the $315 million acquisition officially closes. His departure could be seen as a victory for Jon Brod, AOL’s president of Ventures, Local & Mapping. Per paidContent, Huffington has tapped Brod—one of the forces behind Patch—to serve as COO of AOL’s media group.
Eun joined AOL in February of last year from Google where he was vp of content partnerships. He replaced former AOL media head Bill Wilson, who left the company at the same time.