Insiders tell FishbowlDC that the CQ–Roll Call hangmen are readying their nooses in preparation for the dismissal of “overlapping positions.” The trapdoors could be clattering next week, maybe as early as Monday…
From Managing Director and Executive Vice President Laurie Battaglia’s email to staff:
Editorial. We continue to assess the combined news and research resources of CQ, Roll Call, Gallery Watch and Capital Advantage, with a goal of identifying personnel overlaps and ways to streamline our operations, while maintaining our commitment to publish at the quality level our clients expect. Editorial Director Mike Mills and his top deputies are leading this effort. We anticipate completing this review and announcing a number of structural and personnel changes in Editorial by the end of September.
We appreciate that change is difficult, and personnel reductions are an unfortunate part of any reorganization. If you would like to voice any concerns, or share your ideas, please feel free to speak with the HR manager in charge of your department, or any of the senior team, including me.