Yahoo content staffing: Adding multiple layers?

X-AOLer Shawn Hardin’s joining Yahoo! in Santa Monica as VP for content operations, a spot parallel to the one that MSNBC’s Scott Moore just started.
Susan sez: Saw an LA friend last night who wondered what news honchos like Craig Forman and Neil Budde might feel about all the layers of management being added to the new Santa Monica division.
Reasonable question, eh?
Update: Ken is pals with Shawn