Layoffs Hit Bustle as Women’s Site Eliminates News and Books Teams

By Christine Zosche 

More than a dozen editorial employees were let go Thursday from Bustle, the online women’s site owned by Bustle Digital Group. (Mediaite)

Two people who were let go said that their positions were eliminated due to “restructuring.” It appears that Bustle’s books team was eliminated and the lifestyle and entertainment teams have been downsized. (CNN Business)

Bustle staff members who tweeted that they lost their jobs Thursday included movies editor Sage Young, lifestyle editors Emma Lord and Tanya Ghahremani, senior books editor Cristina Arreola, associate entertainment news editor Mallory Cara, and celebrity and entertainment news editor Jamie Primeau. (Variety)

In previous months, at least 17 positions were cut. The total number of cuts in the last year is more than 31 people, or nearly 10 percent of Bustle’s previous workforce. (Business Insider)