Vice Cuts 15, Promotes Josh Tyrangiel

Fire some, promote others. The media business is weird.

Vice Media is “restructuring,” which means cutting around 15 staffers and promoting Josh Tyrangiel to oversee the company’s entire news division.

Those cut stateside included digital producers, writers and editors. According to Politico, the entire Vice Media UK news staff was also let go.

As part of the changes, Vice plans to open bureaus in San Francisco and Hong Kong.

“The plan in place will expand Vice’s news offerings across digital and TV, continue the recent of wave of newsroom hires, add additional foreign bureaus, and marshal the company’s existing news divisions into one cohesive powerhouse,” a Vice spokesperson told Politico.