June 14, 2018 2:50 pm

Rogers cuts 75 jobs from digital content and publishing team

Rogers has laid off 75 staff members from its publishing and content teams.

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TORONTO — Rogers Communications is cutting the size of its digital content and publishing team by about one-third.

The Toronto-based company said Thursday about 75 full-time employees have been laid off, reducing the size of that team to about 150 people.

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Rogers said the job cuts reflects the “headwinds” faced by its industry, which has been dealing with a years-long change in consumer reading habits and a loss in advertising revenue at most established publishers.

Lianne George, editor in chief at Chatelaine, also tweeted that she has decided to leave the magazine and Rogers.

“It’s been the greatest joy to work for this publication, and with this wonderful, big-hearted group. I know the team will continue to do great things,” George tweeted from her verified account.

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Rogers has one of Canada’s biggest media businesses, active in print and digital publishing, radio broadcasting and television including the Sportsnet specialty channels.

However, Rogers Media is much smaller than the company’s wireless and cable divisions.

It said that all of its current publishing brands will continue and the company remains committed to producing high-quality editorial content.

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