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Jezebel EIC Bassett quits following ‘tensions at the workplace

August 24, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Laura Bassett

Laura Bassett, editor-in-chief of Jezebel, has resigned following “tensions at the workplace.”

Lachlan Cartwright of The Daily Beast reports:

“The top editor at one of G/O Media’s most famous properties has quit, Confider has learned, as staffers say CEO Jim Spanfeller has become unhinged and impossible to work for.

Jezebel editor-in-chief Laura Bassett resigned from her post on Friday, becoming the seventh EIC in a portfolio of ten sites to quit G/O over the last eight months—the second EIC in as many weeks.

“She was absolutely unsparing towards management in her resignation note, which was obtained and reviewed by Confider. ‘If I’m not allowed to replace my deputy editor, give any of my writers raises or promotions ever for the great work they do, or fill any of the half dozen open writer slots I’ve had for a year, it’s clear that any pathway for growth I had here has been deliberately cut off and that I’ve done all I can do to make this site what it could be given reasonable resources,’ she wrote.”

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