G/O Media Lays Off 14 People

It's not the first media company to announce layoffs today


G/O Media laid off 14 people—less than 5% of its staff—today in what it characterized as a “small restructuring.”

The decision was made amid circumstances caused by the coronavirus, according to G/O, which runs several prominent digital news and entertainment publications including Gizmodo, Kotaku, Jalopnik, Deadspin and Lifehacker. The pandemic has destroyed media companies’ event businesses and digital ad revenue.

“We have made these cuts with the intention to insulate as much as possible the site-specific editorial teams,” said Jim Spanfeller, CEO of G/O Media, in a statement.

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