Susi Weaser announced on Thursday that she’s stepping down from her role as ChannelFlip‘s Head of Parter Management this summer, taking up a more part-time role within the company. Until then, Lizzi Michael, who has been part of partnership management for almost a year, will be sharing some of Susi’s responsibility.
In an email to ChannelFlip’s partners, Susi said:
“From 1st May, I’m going part time at ChannelFlip – I’ll be doing 2.5 days a week… I’ll be doing part time until the summer, and after that I’ll be hanging around like a forlorn puppy, working in a more consultancy role. Basically, you won’t ever see the back of me.”
Susi’s job change comes less than three months after ChannelFlip’s founders, Justin Gayner and Will Harris, stepped down, which many speculate may be the result of ChannelFlip’s acquisition by Shine Group. In January 2012, Shine, a media production company founded by Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, acquired ChannelFlip.
Whilst the transition between Susi and Lizzi will be smooth, and probably doesn’t directly affect the content that the wider YouTube audience see, she will surely be missed by her partners. YouTubers signed to ChannelFlip – such as PJ Liguori, Emma Blackery, Dan Howell, and many more – have had Susi as their first port of call for all their needs, varying from sponsorship deals to fighting their corner over issues with YouTube (like the subscriber box, the view count, or Google+ comment sections, or endless other problems that YouTube inflict on us.)
More than that, Susi has been a support system for all of ChannelFlip’s partners, only an email or phone call away to bounce ideas off or to have an uplifting chat. TenEighty salutes Susi for her support and contributions to the YouTube community – some of which have influenced TenEighty’s own birth – and wishes her all the best in her new role.