Saturday, October 4, 2008

Macon Telegraph cuts 8

Trading Markets:
Eight jobs in various departments at The Telegraph are being eliminated through buyouts and involuntary layoffs, the newspaper announced Thursday.

The downsizing effort follows a smaller round of staff reductions that took place in June.

The most recent plans to eliminate positions were announced at a companywide meeting two weeks ago.

All employees in Thursday's announcement were offered a severance package based on years of service.

Publisher McCanless said the paper is doing more to help cut costs and increase revenue. More:
"Things we are doing include later this month taking over the delivery of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in our market area. ... Other strategic initiatives are the new Charles E. and Kenny B. radio talk show."

McCanless said there are plans to purchase a larger inserter machine from The Modesto Bee and take over inserting operations for The Ledger-Enquirer in Columbus. There are also plans to combine the newspapers' finance departments.

Most recent job cuts at McClatchy

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