Jim Ledbetter will leave Reuters in February to work as the editor of Inc., AdWeek reported Thursday. Ledbetter, who was an op-ed editor at Reuters, joins new publisher John Donnelly at the magazine and website.
Ledbetter’s departure follows some considerable upheaval at Reuters; the company last fall cut a reported 5 percent of its workforce and scrapped plans for its consumer-facing website, Reuters Next.
“With the decision that was made to not pursue Reuters Next, it kind of follows from that that the commitment to doing the opinion I was doing was probably not going to grow, so the job should stay the same,” Ledbetter said. “But honestly, the opportunity to work with Eric Schurenberg was just too good to pass up under any circumstances.”