Miami Herald Publisher David Landsberg sent a company-wide email this morning announcing that the company is laying off more employees, including some in the newsroom.
In the email, Landsberg wrote:
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.
So it appears that there will be 16 actual layoffs while the other positions are already empty. In the email, Landsberg also wrote that "unprecedented revenue declines we have been experiencing since early 2008 have not abated." Oh yay.
The hits just keep coming.