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Washington Post ad chief Jed Hartman leaves unexpectedly

The Washington Post's top advertising executive has left unexpectedly

The Washington Post’s top advertising executive has left the company abruptly.

Staff were told last week that Jed Hartman, who had served as chief revenue officer for almost four years and was listed as vice president on The Post’s masthead, was no longer with the business.

His colleagues were said to have been "shocked" by the announcement, according to The Post’s own coverage, and have been given no explanation.

The company shed no further light on the unexpected departure to media, with a spokesperson saying: "We don’t comment on personnel matters."

Hartman had been in the role since December 2014 and was responsible for print and digital advertising at the title.

During his time at The Post he introduced a brand studio and launched an ad-tech division dubbed Red.

Before joining the news brand he was worldwide group publisher for Time Inc, responsible for revenue and over 150 staff on the Time, Fortune and Money brands.

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