Canadian Magazine Industry News
25 January 2016,     TORONTO
Rogers Media to cut approximately 200 jobs
Rogers Media will cut four per cent of its workforce, beginning in February. The changes will affect those in conventional TV, radio, publishing and back-office positions. As in previous cuts, the Rogers 3.0 plan was cited as a factor for making the changes. The Rogers Media statement, tweeted by Globe reporter Christine Dobby, says the cuts will help position Rogers for continued success and future growth while helping to effectively manage costs. The statement reads:

As you are aware, the media industry continues to experience significant pressures from a softening advertising market, fierce competition from global players, and shifting consumption habits.

Today, we shared with our employees that we will be undergoing some changes at Rogers Media. We have identified cost efficiencies in production, operations and procurement, and have made the difficult decision to reduce headcount, primarily affecting conventional TV, radio, publishing, and back office positions.

Approximately 200 positions will be impacted, representing 4% of our workforce at Rogers Media. These changes will begin in February and will conclude as soon as possible.

This was not an easy decision, but was right for our business long-term. There will be tough days ahead, but we will communicate as much as we can with our employees to keep them informed throughout this challenging time of transition.

While difficult, these changes are essential to delivering on our Rogers 3.0 plan and to position us for continued success and future growth while helping us effectively manage costs.
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