RD Recap: Bloomberg to Cut 80 Staffers; Changes at Reuters

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Revolving DoorBloomberg will cut jobs as expected, but it won’t be quite as bad as originally reported. Instead of 100 positions, the media giant will chop roughly 80, mostly from the politics and government teams based in New York and Washington. The pink slips will be handed out by Labor Day, perhaps even sooner. Before that happens, though, Clark Hoyt and Manuela Hoelterhoff are already saying goodbye to the company where they’ve worked for years. They had been independent senior editor and global cities editor, respectively. Meanwhile, Bloomberg Pursuits hires James Gaddy as deputy editor. He had been deputy editor at The Wall Street Journal’s Off Duty section and previously worked as a senior editor at Details… New York magazine hires Maria Elena Fernandez as an L.A.-based correspondent for Vulture…

Vanity Fair recruits Derek Blasberg as Our Man on the Street columnist. He had been Harper’s Bazaar’s editor at large.. Reuters moves Maurice Tamman to a reporting role on the data team where he served as founding editor, installing Janet Roberts in his place. She has been Tamman’s deputy… Expect BuzzFeed to continue its rapid hiring spree in Los Angeles, especially if its rumored 250,000-square-foot office space comes to fruition. That would be a bigger footprint than Amazon or Snapchat and just as large as Google, and it could fit somewhere between 1,500 and 2,500 employees… Read More