The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal is planning “major changes” to its print edition “and, consequently, in staffing,” according to a memo that went out to employees. The Memphis Newspaper Guild says on Facebook that 13 jobs are going from its bargaining unit:
Seven in editorial. (Two photographers, four reporters, one copy editor)
Four in customer service.
Two in transportation.
In addition to those 13, four people outside the Guild bargaining unit lost jobs. That usually means managers, but we’re not sure.
“The print product is being reorganized to reduce space and save on newsprint and production costs,” the memo reads. Among the changes, coming Thursday:
- It will publish only one edition, discontinuing its DeSoto, Mississippi, edition.
- Its business report will move inside the A section, with a standalone section only on Sundays.