Monday, December 10, 2007

Layoffs At Creative Loafing?

On Friday, the Chicago Tribune reported the Chicago Reader, recently acquired by Atlanta based Creative Loafing, layed off four staff members including 20 year veteran reporter John Conroy.

On the heels of these layoffs as well as more layoffs at another recent Loaf acquisition, Washington's City Paper, unconfirmed reports have the flagship publication Atlanta Creative Loafing laying off seven staff members last friday.

Editors at Creative Loafing Atlanta, Charlotte and Tampa Bay as well as CL corporate human resources were contacted for this report but at this time have not responded.

UPDATE: Editors David Warner and Carlton Hargro at CL Tampa Bay and CL Charlotte respectively have confirmed there were no layoffs at their publications.

CL Atlanta's Ken Edelstein in a post on the paper's blog Fresh Loaf confirms earlier reports that seven staffers, non editorial, were cut:
In Atlanta, we laid off four sales people, a marketing assistant, a sales assistant and our wonderful assistant distribution manager — seven employees total. No Edit staff member was among those cuts, but that’s partly because we have a couple of open positions right now.

Stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

I sure hope they didn't let go of the people who have the responsibility of properly sorting the ads for the vaginal reconstruction centers and the escort services. I could see how that could lead to a few embarrassing situations.

possum said...

Yeah, just as I was about to get my peckerectomy!