Following last week’s announcement that it was ending production of its iconic print paper, The Village Voice has started laying off staffers. According to The New York Times, The Village Voice which will now focus on its website and other digital offerings is laying off 13 of 17 union employees. Their run at the paper will come to an end by the third week of September. As the company remakes itself into a digital first operation the business side and positions tied to the selling and production of the print paper will be hit the hardest.
Just before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, employees at The Village Voice in Manhattan received an email from co-workers saying that the weekly newspaper appeared to be on the verge of announcing layoffs. Within a few hours about a dozen employees were summoned into a conference room inside The Voice office in the Financial District and told that they would no longer have jobs after the third week of September, a union representative said, when the paper’s final print edition will be distributed.
You might also like
More from INS AND OUTS
Teen Vogue’s Elaine Welteroth Exits After Being Passed Over For top Glamour Job, Turns Focus to Hollywood
The writing was on the wall when Conde Nast shocked readers and others by shuttering the print edition of Teen …
Hearst which just officially took control of Rodale earlier this month is now putting its stamp on the Rodale brands. …