Human Resources

Meredith Corp. To Lay Off 200 To 300 Employees, Mostly From Former Time Inc.
March 21, 2018 at 9:05 am

Meredith Corp., which acquired Time Inc. in January for $1.85 billion, reportedly will lay off 200 to 300 staffers this coming week. The Wall Street Journal reports that the nation’s largest magazine publisher will make the cuts primarily in New York and former Time Inc. employees will be the ones to go. By getting rid of what…

Press Release: SourceMedia Names Gemma Postlethwaite as Chief Executive Officer
March 21, 2018 at 8:00 am

NEW YORK (March 19, 2018) – SourceMedia a digital business information and media company serving senior decision-makers in finance, technology and healthcare today announced the appointment of Gemma Postlethwaite as its Chief Executive Officer effective April 9, 2018. She succeeds Douglas Manoni, the company’s CEO since 2010, who announced he would step down in early 2018. Postlethwaite…

Jay Penske is the Media Tycoon Du Jour
March 7, 2018 at 9:43 am

It’s a familiar zombie story by now: struggling dead-tree publication gets sold to private-equity player or gray corporate entity known to manage for costs. Layoffs and cuts ensue as “efficiencies” are “realized.” The product lives on in revenant form, shambling into the digital future—but no one doubts its real life is firmly in the past.…

The Atlantic Plans a Hiring Spree
February 23, 2018 at 1:53 pm

A media company is expanding its newsroom. You read that right. The Atlantic plans to add as many as 100 employees to its staff over the next 12 months, its president, Bob Cohn, told employees during a staff meeting on Wednesday. The hirings will represent a 30 percent increase in personnel at the publication, with…

Vox Media Laying Off Around 50 Staffers
February 23, 2018 at 1:51 pm

In a memo to staff Wednesday morning, Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff announced plans to lay off around 50 employees, with the Racked, Curbed, SB Nation, and Video Services teams "bearing the biggest impact." Additionally, he said that around 12 other employees will be offered "role changes." The cuts amount to around 5 percent of Vox Media's staff.

Hearst Cuts More Rodale Jobs in the Lehigh Valley
February 14, 2018 at 1:39 pm

Hearst is continuing to chip away at what’s left of Rodale’s workforce in the Lehigh Valley, eliminating 35 more jobs and bringing the total to 185 since the beginning of the year. The New York media giant notified the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Emmaus borough officials of the cuts in a letter Tuesday, as…

LA Journalism’s ‘Prince of Darkness’
January 26, 2018 at 11:01 am

LEWIS D’VORKIN’S VOICE is tranquil as he threatens his staff. The editor in chief of the LA Times explains slowly that someone in the newsroom isn’t playing by the “rules of ethical behavior.” Someone, he says in a recording obtained by CJR, is “morally bankrupt.” He doesn’t name names. For a man who often tells people his favorite…

Vice Suspends Two Top Execs in Wake of Sexual Harassment Allegations
January 3, 2018 at 1:39 pm

Vice Media has suspended two senior executives — president Andrew Creighton and chief digital officer Mike Germano — following a New York Times report last month detailing sexual harassment allegations against them. The company’s decision to put the two execs on leave was announced in a memo to staff Tuesday from Vice COO/CFO Sarah Broderick…

Why Talent Strategy Needs to Complement Tech Strategy
December 21, 2017 at 10:12 am

It’s clear that publishers need to invest in new technologies to remain competitive in a transformed industry. But technology is not a solution in and of itself, says Krystle Kopacz, CEO of Revmade, a consulting firm that helps publishers and marketers launch new revenue streams. Just as important is the talent behind the technology, explains…

Revmade CEO's Advice for Nurturing Media Talent in Tech-Driven Age
December 21, 2017 at 10:07 am

Krystle Kopacz, CEO of publishing consulting firm Revmade, says that the newest and shiniest technologies are not enough to transform a publishing company. Along with evolving technology and business strategies, publishing executives must update their talent strategies too. Above all, Kopacz says that publishers should look to hire and nurture talent that is curious about…