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Report: The Washington Post to Lay Off More Than 50 Employees
/ February 15, 2013 12:49 pm

The Washington Post plans to lay off more than 50 employees in a bid to cut costs, the blog FishbowlDC reported. Those affected already have been notified, and will remain with the company through the end of April. “As you know, evaluating our structure and reducing costs is an ongoing priority. As part of a broader restructuring across the commercial side, we identified several areas where we believe we can operate differently,” wrote Shailesh Prakash, The Post’s vice president of digital product development and CIO, in an internal memo published by FishbowlDC. “As a result, and after careful consideration, we are planning to eliminate some positions, effective April 30, 2013.” The blog identified two of the affected employees as Beth Jacobs, general manager of mobile, and Ken Dodelin, director of mobile products. Unidentified sources told FishbowlDC that The Post’s entire mobile product management and IT project management have been given pink slips. Read more.

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