When Belo announced last month that it had struck a shared services agreement with Raycom Media in which the company’s Tucson Fox-affiliate KMSB would hand over its news operations to Raycom’s KOLD, a large-scale round of layoffs were expected. Now it appears that at least a handful of KMSB staffers will be able to land jobs with their onetime rival.
According to Inside Tucson Business, KOLD has posted 15 full-time and three part-time job openings specific to the agreement, and additionally there are three positions at the station that were vacant before the agreement. And KOLD may soon post three or four additional openings.
By Inside Tucson Business’s calculations, that means there will be roughly 20 available positions at KOLD for the 30 or so people who will soon be out of a job at KMSB.