Rogers Media Layoffs Hit 75 People In Digital Content, Publishing

Rogers Communications CEO Joe Natale speaks to shareholders during the Rogers annual general meeting in Toronto, Fri. April 20, 2018. Rogers is cutting the size of its digital content and publishing team by about one-third.

TORONTO — Rogers Communications is cutting the size of its digital content and publishing team by about one-third.

The Toronto-based company says about 75 full-time employees have been laid off, reducing the size of that team to about 150 people.

Rogers says the job cuts reflects the “headwinds” faced by its industry, which has been dealing with a years-long change in consumer reading habits and a loss in advertising revenue at most established publishers.

The acclaimed editor of @Chatelaine magazine, @liannegeorge, who is apparently resigning in the face of mass layoffs at Rogers Media today, just won the first-ever Editor Grand Prix at this year’s National Magazine Awards:

— Simon Houpt (@simonhoupt) June 14, 2018

Statement from Rogers Media on layoffs of approx 75 people.

— emily jackson (@theemilyjackson) June 14, 2018

The Toronto-based company has one of Canada’s biggest media businesses, active in print and digital publishing, radio broadcasting and television including the Sportsnet specialty channels.

However, Rogers Media is much smaller than the company’s wireless and cable divisions.

It says that all of its current publishing brands will continue and the company remains committed to producing high-quality editorial content.

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