To all Herald employees:
Today we are announcing reductions affecting 34 positions, part of our ongoing effort to weather the economic uncertainty that continues to affect our market.
The reduction plan includes open positions and attrition and will result in the separation of 16 FTEs (full-time equivalents), which is less than two percent of our workforce. Divisions affected are Advertising, operations, HCP/Aboard, Interactive and both Miami Herald and El Nuevo newsrooms. The affected employees will be notified immediately and will be entitled to transition packages.
Norman adds that Landsberg's email noted "unprecedented revenue declines we have been experiencing since early 2008 have not abated." Unknown how many of these positions involve the Herald's Spanish-language sister paper, El Nuevo.
Update: From comments:
"I see McClatchy is already hard at work getting those 3Q profits artificially propped up..."
Hat tip: Romenesko