Cox Media Group papers to consolidate copy editing, other jobs
Copydesk.org | Creative Loafing | Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Under Cox's restructuring plan, copy editing and page design jobs will be consolidated in Dayton, at the Daily News, and in West Palm Beach (the Post), which means job losses at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Austin American-Statesman. (Creative Loafing hears that about 30 positions in Atlanta will be affected, "either moved to other cities or eliminated.") The Austin American-Statesman reports the affected company functions include marketing, ad production, call centers, billing and news production. || A Cox Media Group spokesman tells the Loganville Patch: "As some decisions are yet to be made, we cannot disclose the number of positions in specific locations that will be affected by these changes. This isn’t about numbers, but more about doing what’s right for our business in a challenging industry."
Here is Cox Media Group's statement:
Cox Media Group is committed to the long-term future of our business. Over the past year, we asked our four major newspapers to identify best practices and opportunities to consolidate business functions — without compromising the investigative and in-depth news our audiences demand. Today, we shared those recommendations with our employees.
Many of the changes will be invisible to our readers, yet they will help all four papers remain competitive forces in their communities for years to come. We expect the changes to be implemented over the next 18 months, and will update employees throughout the process.
Correction: This post originally misidentified Cox Media Group.