Tracie Egan Morrissey has been the the site's editor-in-chief since it debuted in August 2015.
This June, Broadly staffers complained about Morrissey's “aggressive management style and off-color jokes,” according to Politico.
As a result, Morrissey went on a 30-day paid leave from the company. That extended leave trickled into August, and now Vice has informed the Broadly staff that Morrissey will step down as editor-in-chief.
However, she will remain at Vice Media in a yet-to-be-announced capacity.
Broadly was very much Morrissey’s creation.
Last March, WWD reported that Morrissey, a Jezebel veteran, approached Vice co-founders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi with her “special vision” for a new female-centric Vice channel.
Broadly is experiencing other managerial shuffles. Shanon Kelley, the site's publisher, is reportedly moving to a new position and Lauren Oyler, a Broadly editor, quit last week.Ciel Hunter, Vice's head of content, is in charge of finding the next editor-in-chief of Broadly.