Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Six editorial layoffs at Chatelaine because of "a shift in business strategy"

Six people at Chatelaine magazine were laid off yesterday by Rogers Publishing, including three in editorial and three in the art department. Notably, one of those laid off was Sydney Loney, the health director and editor-in-chief of Canadian Health and Lifestyle magazine.

The layoffs follow the June appointment of Lianne George as editor-in-chief, replacing Karine Ewart. 

A spokesperson for Rogers said Chatelaine made the changes in its editorial and creative departments to reflect a shift in the brand’s evolving business strategy, but that the jobs will be filled "at a later date". 

(Rogers bought Canadian Health & Lifestyle in April 2012 and relaunched it under the editorship of Beth Thompson in 2013. Thompson left about a year later to be replaced by Loney.)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The other five are Catherine Franklin, style director. Art directors Rose Pereira and Cassandra Pilon. Designer Alexandra Tanner; and web editor Robyn Shanks. Doesn't sound like an innocent business strategy fuelled by budgeting issues if their roles are all being replaced "at a later date." Also, what is happening to Canadian Health and Lifestyle magazine if Sydney Loney is gone? Are they hiring two senior health editors to replace her?

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