Google recently replaced its head of YouTube. According to Re/Code, the company recently tapped its own senior vice president of advertising, Susan Wojcicki, to run its YouTube operations. Wojcicki replaces Salar Kamangar, who will apparently work on other projects inside of Google.
Wojcicki’s advertising know-how will likely be key in her success at YouTube, which has more viewers than ever, but also a problem in declining revenue payouts for channel hosts. According to a recent article from The New York Times, however, Google has more than 12,000 people working in YouTube ad sales - which Wojcicki will likely have a hand in managing – and more interest from ad networks than ever before.
Wojcicki was Google’s 16th employee, according to Re/Code, and has presumably already started in her new role as head of YouTube.