Entertainment industry publication Variety is shaking up its top editors, reports Fern Siegel of Publishers Daily.
Siegel reports, “Editor-in-Chief Claudia Eller returns Oct. 26 after taking nearly five months off, due to criticism of her management style. In early June, Eller sent a memo of apology to staff, acknowledging her style could be perceived as ‘autocratic.’
“Cynthia Littleton stepped in as interim EIC.
“Variety now reports Eller will remain through the summer of 2022, when her contract expires. Littleton has been promoted to Co-Editor-in-Chief. She will report to Eller and CRO Michelle Sobrino-Stern.
“Joining Littleton will be Ramin Setoodeh, now executive editor. Setoodeh previously held the title of New York bureau chief. The pair will handle daily ops, but are charged with upping Variety’s video content and finding new edit franchises.”
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