75 Lose Jobs As Meredith Shutters ReadyMade Magazine

Another shelter magazine that didn’t talk about tea cozies and crocheting slippers has folded: Meredith has closed ReadyMade magazine and laid off 75 people at the magazine and in other “selected” departments due to what CEO Steve Lacy called an “ongoing weakness in the home/category marketplace.”

According to Min, ReadyMade was “easily” Meredith’s smallest magazine in terms of circulation, but the company had been trying to market it..at least from March 2009 to March 2011, when a publisher was hired for the magazine. When he left this march, no successor was named, min said.

Meredith will sustain a $10 million special charge related to the closure, the publisher said.