Mashable’s UK editor Blathnaid Healy departs in wake of global staff exodus

Mashable’s UK editor Blathnaid Healy has stepped down from her role, The Drum has learned.

It comes just two weeks after its head of EMEA operations Ben Maher departed the company, the latest in an exodus of staff across the publisher's global operations.

Healy, who has been editor of Mashable’s UK division for nearly two years, will have her last day with the company tomorrow (3 June), a spokesperson confirmed to The Drum.

It is not yet known which company Healy has moved to. Mashable are in the process of hiring her replacement, after a job posting seeking a UK editor appeared on the site last week (27 May).

Last month, head of EMEA operations Ben Maher announced his departure from the publisher after a two-year stint, saying he would join JCDecaux as sales and partnership director.

Meanwhile, in April the company made a raft of redundancies - believed to be around 30 - including senior video, business and political journalists from its editorial teams.

Those departures included director of video Mike Schmidt, political editor Juana Summers, business editor Heidi Moore and managing director Jonathan Ellis. Amanda Wills, the deputy executive editor who oversaw Mashable's bureaus in London, Singapore and Sydney, was also among those to depart the publisher.

The exits of chief content officer Jim Roberts and chief revenue officer Seth Rogin were widely reported on the same day (7 April) when news of the redundancies first broke.

The Drum contacted Mashable but it declined to comment further.

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