The Boston Globe on Monday offered buyouts to 43 editorial and advertising employees and laid off about 10 people.
The Globe notified 23 people in advertising and 20 in the newsroom they were eligible for a buyout. The packages are voluntary. Monday’s layoffs did not affect reporters or editors.
“The Globe still has by far the largest newsroom in New England, and it continues to deliver groundbreaking, award-winning journalism across all media platforms,” wrote Globe publisher Christopher M. Mayer in a memo to staff. “That said, these continue to be challenging times for our industry and our business. We face rapid change in how readers get their information and how advertisers communicate their messages. That requires us to make tough choices along the way about how to allocate our resources.”
The company does not expect everyone to accept the buyouts, which were offered to both union and nonunion employees. The company declined to say how much money it hopes to save with the job reductions. The Globe, which is owned by The New York Times Co., has 1,881 employees.
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette, which also is owned by the Times Co., said it laid off one employee Monday and offered buyouts to five to 10 employees in the news, advertising, and human resources departments, according to a story posted on T&G’s website.