Thursday, November 26, 2009

Rogers lays off 900; no word yet on how many are in magazines

So far, we have no idea how many magazine jobs, if any, are part of the stunning 900 layoffs announced today by Rogers Communications Inc..

A Rogers spokesperson told CBC news that the cuts will be mainly executive and management staff and will represent about 3% of the total company work force of 30,000.

*If you're a Rogers employee and know some details on the breakdown of who's affected on the magazine side, click on the comment link below and let us know the specifics, anonymously. Or e-mail impresa[at]inforamp[dot]net.*

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that three publishers in the trade division were let go, as well as the editor of Food in Canada and the editor of Plus some sales people.

7:36 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said... was shut down. Karma, baby. Karma.

10:30 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

15 people in Business & Professional Publishing. That seems to be it.

10:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Editor of M&IT was let go. The current publisher who has a degree in stats (a real numbers guy) is now the new editor as well as the director of sales and runs the events department. For an organization that preached "content is king" they sure have a funny way of treating the content.

11:42 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When's the axe going to fall again at Maclean's? Considering what's been happening at Time and Newsweek, there's no way Maclean's could be immune.

1:20 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know if MM&D and Purchasing B2B were affected?

3:32 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maryam Sanati Editor-in-Chief at Chatelaine was let go.

4:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Ken just turf the Chatelaine editor?

5:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maryam Sanati, Chatelaine's EiC, was fired today.

Also known: publisher of Canadian Printer and at least one senior staff from digital production unit for the biz titles.

5:51 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're forgetting Ken's impenetrable force field.

1:48 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The editor job for Food in Canada has been posted internally, so I don't think it can be considered a "layoff" - (and I don't think the Chatelaine editor can be considered a layoff, either). Instead, this seems to be some major housecleaning.

9:16 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Publishing is a different beast to communications - not part of 900 - new strategy for all areas - Unfortunate but it's the only way to survive in a competitive market

11:22 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should get your facts straight before posting here. The editor of Food in Canada was not let go. The editor posting is for Canadian Grocer which has been unfilled for well over a year.

2:31 pm  

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