Nick Bell, has resigned from the post of Head of Content at Snapchat; he stated that he wanted to take some time off before he discovers a new adventure.
Bell’s duties will be taken over by Jared Grusd, Chief Strategy Officer, Sean Mills, Senior Director of Content Programming and David Brinker, Director of Corporate and Business Development of Content.
Nick developed Snapchat Discover since it’s early days, ushered live video, vertical video formats and Snapchat’s latest venture ‘Snap Originals’, a flock of short & vertical format web series.
Bell stated that he would be a part of Snapchat as long as he would be excited about the company and what he’s doing, probably why he took this decision to depart after five long years.
Bell was also responsible for building media partnerships, and original content creation, two of the important pillars that Snapchat today stands upon.
Read his memo below:
Subject: Personal Update
After nearly 5 years and a once in a lifetime ride, I have let Evan know that I am leaving Snap to take some time off to recharge before deciding on my next adventure.
From my very first meeting with Evan, I knew this was going to be an extraordinary journey. Thanks to the hard work of our amazing team, we have built Discover into a world-leading media platform. We have established vertical video as the industry standard, built hugely successful partnerships with some of the world’s best media companies and storytellers, produced incredible stories, launched a fantastic slate of Original Shows and built a robust advertising business. This experience has been incredibly rewarding and an absolute blast. I leave now with amazing memories, many lifelong friendships, and a huge amount of excitement for the future of Snap.
Although I am announcing this news today, I will be transitioning out of the role between now and the end of the year. I am so proud of all that we have achieved together at Snap, and most proud of the team I leave behind to continue to execute against the vision.