Twitter communications head Natalie Kerris departs after less than 6 months on the job

Twitter's vice-president of communications is to depart / Twitter

Twitter’s recently-appointed vice-president of communications, Natalie Kerris, is leaving the flock after less than six months in the job.

The social network has confirmed the exit, saying that chief marketing officer Leslie Berland will take over Kerris’ remit.

The departure was first reported by BuzzFeed News with a Twitter spokesperson saying: “During her time leading communications at Twitter, Natalie helped us share the Twitter story with the world. We are grateful for her energy and enthusiasm and the impact she’s had, even in this short time. We wish her all the best.”

Kerris joined Twitter in February earlier this year having previously lead the PR for Apple on products like the iPod and the Apple Watch, it’s not known what she will be moving on to next.

The move comes as Twitter chief Jack Dorsey and Berland, who also joined in February, have been trying to make good on their promise to "tell Twitter’s story" and outline the microblogging site’s purpose. Just last week, Berland unveiled Twitter’s ‘See What’s Happening’ campaign in a bid to cement the platform as the go to place for breaking news and live events, saying her team was "taking steps to express what we’re for and what we’ve always been."

Twitter’s most recent earnings report fell well below Wall Street estimates in terms of revenue and user growth, but the derailed company is looking to get back on track with a renewed focus on its slew of live-streaming deals and a plan to offer brands better measurement options.

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