CNN Cutting Jobs This Week as Part of Digital Revamp

A few dozen CNN Digital employees will see their jobs cut this week as part of a broader restructuring and reorganization of several departments, including video and production. Some of those employees will ultimately fill newly created positions, but a few dozen will be forced to leave the company. cnn-hollywood-1The cuts were described by an individual familiar with the situation as “a mixture of consolidation and cost-savings.”


The changes were slated to be announced at an employee town hall meeting, but were first reported on Monday by Vanity Fair. The cuts are expected to happen later in the week.


The total number of employees affected is still changing but will be less than 50, according to an individual familiar with the situation.


“Not every new project has paid off so we will stop some activities in order to reallocate those resources and enable future experimentation,” a CNN spokesman said in a statement. “Organizations that do not make big bets and continuously evolve are the ones that fail.”


CNN has more than 600 digital employees worldwide, so the total share of employees affected by this week’s cuts will be a few points under 10 percent.



Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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