theSkimm Cuts 10% of Staff, Its Third Round of Layoffs This Year

The reductions come amid a broader push from the publisher to diversify its business

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News and lifestyle media company theSkimm laid off 12 employees in late November, or roughly 10% of its workforce, in the latest of a series of headcount reductions sweeping the media industry, according to three people familiar with the situation.

A representative for theSkimm confirmed the news. 

The cuts mark the third round of layoffs theSkimm has conducted this year, following reductions of a similar scope in January and April. The cuts primarily affected sales and sales support staff, although a handful of roles in finance and administration were also impacted.

theSkimm now joins a host of digital media companies—including Condé Nast, The Washington Post, Vox Media and G/O Media—that have laid off staff in recent weeks.



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