Vivian Schiller, the high-profile media executive hired to run Twitter’s news unit, is leaving the company less than a year into the job. Vivian Schiller, a former NBC and NPR executive, was appointed to the newly created position of head of news and journalism partnerships at the end of October 2013. The move is part of a larger consolidation across the media division led by its new head, Katie Jacobs Stanton.
Twitter’s head of news, Vivian Schiller, has quit her job at the company less than a year after she took the role. Schiller joined Twitter as the social media platform started to move more aggressively into journalism at the end of last year, building new alerts for breaking news, and attempting to nurture relationships with the media industry. She announced she was stepping down as Twitter consolidates its global media division under new boss Katie Jacobs Stanton.