Huffington Post Managing Editor Jimmy Soni will move to New Delhi to help get HuffPost India off the ground, Arianna Huffington wrote in a note to staffers Wednesday night. National editor Kate Palmer will be the publication’s new m.e., and “We will be recruiting a new National Editor,” Huffington wrote.
Soni will return “to the newsroom in a new role, the way Nico Pitney left his position as Managing Editor and returned as Head of Product.”
Joe Pompeo wrote earlier this month that Soni is a “divisive figure” in the HuffPost newsroom, someone who has “clashed with senior figures in the newsroom, according to numerous insiders, who described him as imperious and arrogant, albeit hard-working and devoted to the site.”
Soni “sees himself as more of a change agent,” Pompeo wrote. “The newsroom is stronger, smarter and better than it was,” he told Pompeo.
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