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Everett Herald announces layoffs, citing ad revenue

heraldEVERETT — The Everett Herald announced Friday that it was laying off six employees, including four in the news department, because of ad revenue losses.

“As you know, our advertising revenues did not rebound in 2012 as much as we had hoped,” Publisher David Dadisman said in an email to employees. “We have taken some action this week to right-size our business for 2013. Unfortunately, that means some of our colleagues will be leaving soon. Additionally, some vacant positions will not be filled.”

Those laid off were a news reporter, a sports reporter, a photographer, a copy editor, a circulation employee and an operations worker, the Herald said. The news department has two vacancies that will not be filled, and one news reporter’s hours were reduced.

The layoff is the third significant staff reduction in as many years.

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4 Comments to “Everett Herald announces layoffs, citing ad revenue”

    Citizen98107 said:
    January 5, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Sad to see the newspapers cutting back, but the web could use some of their editing talent.

    Cheese said:
    January 7, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    How's Obama's hope and change working out for these newly unemployed workers? I hope they voted for Obama. Hahahaha

    drydrunk said:
    January 7, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Cheese, WTF does Obama have to do with layoffs at The Herald? NOTHING. It's just another sign that the newspaper industry is becoming less relevant in today's media. They didn't respond to changing technology and the emergence of social media.

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