David Eun, President of AOL's Media and Studios Division, is expected to announce the plan to hire hundreds of journalists, editors, and, videographers in the coming year as it builds its content-first business model.
He is yet to declare his strategy for the unit that will include grouping up of all the sites networked into 17 "super networks". According to Advertising Age, the current AOL workforce strength comprises of about 500 full-time editorial employees that are engaged in AOL's movement.
While Mr. Eun, said that the marketplace will determine the pace of new hires, it is conceivable that the number could double in the coming year. The operational structure which holds more than 100 Brands in its Portfolio, includes AOL Health, AOL Autos, and, Brands such as, Fanhouse, and, PopEater, will be reorganised into the 17 seperate "networks" the company will package to Advertisers.