Snap VP of Content Nick Bell Will Leave by Year-End

He led the messaging app’s Discover section, original shows

Snap Inc. vice president of content Nick Bell became the latest high-profile executive to head for the exit door.

Bell—who led the messaging application’s Discover section and its foray into original shows—revealed in a memo to Snap staff that he was taking some time off before determining his next destination.

Chief strategy officer Imran Khan announced in September that he was leaving the company, and it was reported Monday that he will be founder and CEO of a new ecommerce platform.

Late last month, Snap welcomed HuffPost CEO Jared Grusd as Khan’s successor and Amazon head of global advertising sales Jeremi Gorman as its new chief business officer.

Also, in early October, vp of marketing Steve LaBella announced that he would leave the company.

Bell said in his farewell memo, “We have established vertical video as the industry standard, built hugely successful partnerships with some of the world’s best media companies and storytellers, produced incredible stories, launched a fantastic slate of original shows and built a robust advertising business. This experience has been incredibly rewarding and an absolute blast. I leave now with amazing memories, many lifelong friendships and a huge amount of excitement for the future of Snap. Although I am announcing this news today, I will be transitioning out of the role between now and the end of the year.”

And Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said in a statement, “We are so grateful for Nick and everything he has built at Snap. It has been an incredible journey that began with our vision for what content could be on mobile. Today, more people are watching more premium content on Snap than ever before, and we couldn’t be more excited about the momentum we are seeing with Snap Originals. We will miss Nick, and we wish him all the best.” David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.