James P. Rubin, a former assistant secretary of state hired by Bloomberg News just 10 months ago to help lead its new opinion-writing section, has left his job after a rocky start, reports Jeremy Peters and Michael Barbaro of the New York Times.
Peters and Barbaro write, “Mr. Rubin was part of a high-powered duo overseeing Bloomberg View, as the editorial writing division is known, joining David Shipley, the former op-ed editor of The New York Times. Mr. Shipley is remaining with Bloomberg View and will become its sole executive editor.
“Mr. Rubin could not immediately be reached for comment. His last day with Bloomberg was Monday. An email to his Bloomberg account on Tuesday afternoon was returned with the automated message ‘This account is no longer in use.’
“Those who worked with him said that Mr. Rubin, who had no former journalistic experience, struggled to fit into a newsroom culture and at times clashed with his colleagues. Bloomberg prides itself on being a highly collaborative and professional workplace where executives and lower level workers all sit in the same bullpen-style office arrangement. Mr. Rubin raised eyebrows right away when he asked for his own office, said a person who was told of his request.”
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