BuzzFeed’s Top 3 Editors Resign as Layoffs Loom: Read Editor-in-Chief’s Letter to Staff

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Mark Schoofs and two other top editors are leaving the media company as it reports first earnings as public company

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BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Mark Schoofs resigned from his job on Tuesday, as the media company reported fourth-quarter earnings and announced job cuts.

“After almost two rollicking and deeply fulfilling years as editor-in-chief, I’ve decided that it’s the right time to move on,” Schoofs told staff in an email Tuesday morning leaked by a BuzzFeed reporter and obtained by TheWrap.

In addition to Schoofs, Deputy News Editor Tom Namako (whom Schoofs said in his resignation letter would’ve been his “natural successor”) and Executive Editor of Investigations Ariel Kaminer also announced plans to leave the digital site.

Schoofs announced that News Strategy and Operations VP Samantha Henig will be leading the newsroom while BuzzFeed searches for his replacement.