Greg Clayman is leaving his post as MTV’s EVP, digital distribution & business development, and is jumping to News Corp (NSDQ: NWS). to manage its tablet-based news organization, MediaMemo reports. Other the past month, News Corp. has been working on creating a dedicated news unit that would provide content specifically for tablets and mobile devices, such as Apple’s iPad and Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Android.
Over the past few days, some more details about the project have come out. For example, New York Post executive editor Jesse Angelo was chosen to handle the tablet venture’s editorial role. We’ve been able to confirm that News Corp could invest $30- to $40 million in the venture.
While Angelo will run the edit side of the project, Clayman’s role will essentially be that of a publisher, MediaMemo says.
In the wake of Clayman’s departure, Jeremiah Zinn will continue his oversight of product development, including working on MTV’s apps business. Zinn will also assume leadership of MTV’s mobile business, with Jim Eadie continuing to run point on mobile and app distribution deals. Tom Gorke will continue to be the lead for online distribution deals, but he