Some tough times at the publishing division of MSLO. The company announced on Thursday that it would be laying off many employees, and selling off the Whole Living magazine. It also announced that Everyday Food will no longer be a stand-alone magazine, but will instead be published as a supplement to the flagship Martha Stewart Living magazine. The number of issues of EDF will be reduced to five, from 10/annually. Obviously, decisions like these are not made without considering the impact on the affected employees, as well as the morale of employees still employed by the company. Please join me in wishing them all well, as they take their experience of working at MSLO and continue their professional ambitions. Myself, I love Everyday Food magazine, and while I am sad to see it reduced, I am very glad that it is not going away entirely. I find the information and recipes in the magazine to be extremely useful–indeed, it’s become my go-to source for what to make for dinner! All involved in the magazine, past and present, should be very, very proud.
From the New York Times:
he announcement capped a rough week for the company, which lost its power at its Manhattan offices and had to use phone and e-mail to inform the staff about layoffs and cutbacks at two of its four magazines. On Thursday afternoon, the company said it would lay off about 70 of its 600 employees. It also announced it would cut back publishing the magazine Everyday Food from 10 issues to five and no longer sell it as a standalone magazine. It is becoming a supplement that will be sold with Martha Stewart Living.