Memo: ROB editor Derek DeCloet leaving The Globe and Mail
Report on Business editor Derek DeCloet is leaving The Globe and Mail to become director of content strategy at Rogers Publishing. His last day at the Globe is March 14.
I’m deeply sorry to announce that Derek DeCloet is leaving the Globe, to pursue a new opportunity at Rogers.
Derek will be director of content strategy for Rogers Publishing, leading the editorial operations of their consumer magazines, including Maclean's, Canadian Business, Chatelaine, MoneySense and Sportsnet Magazine. It’s an enormous opportunity and exciting challenge as Derek will lead a group of 300 journalists and be charged with setting a new digital direction for them and their magazines.
Rogers’ gain is very much the Globe’s loss. Since joining us in 2003, Derek has established himself as one of the country’s most respected business journalists and one of the Globe’s most beloved editors. He started as a reporter in the ROB and became our Vox columnist that year. After six years of business writing, he was appointed managing editor of the section in 2009 and ROB Editor in 2012. Like many in the newsroom, I have come to rely on Derek’s wise counsel, calm confidence, sharp journalistic insight and, most of all, unwavering human decency. He will be missed here by many, none more than me.
Derek’s last day will be this Friday. We will have a proper send-off later in March, after those who are away for spring break have returned.
We are also launching a formal search for the next ROB Editor, looking at both internal and external candidates for one of the most important editorial jobs at the Globe. In the interim, deputy editor Mark Heinzl will oversee the operations, and report directly to me.
Please join me in thanking Derek for all he brought to the Globe, and wish him continued success in his career.
Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.