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Bustle lays off nearly a dozen staffers, promising a ‘major site relaunch’

The Bryan Goldberg-led media company fired eight staffers and some freelancers on Thursday and promised a site relaunch that will…

By Jenny Scordamaglia , in Business , at November 10, 2019 Tags: , , ,

The Bryan Goldberg-led media company fired eight staffers and some freelancers on Thursday and promised a site relaunch that will involve the hiring of “marquee writers.”

At least 11 employees were laid off from the online Millennial-focused site Bustle on Thursday.

Among the staffers who announced their termination on Twitter include editors Sage YoungEmma LordCristina ArreolaJamie PrimeauMallory CarraTanya Ghahremani, and writers Nicole PomaricoJack O’KeeffeLucia PetersLeah Marilla Thomas, and Megan Grant.

“BDG has recently hired dozens of writers and editors across our many properties — especially Nylon, Mic, Inverse, and Input. Bustle’s new editorial leadership will soon be announcing several marquee hires as we prepare for a major site relaunch in early 2020,” a Bustle spokesperson told The Wrap in a statement.

Bustle Digital Group was formed in 2013 by Bryan Goldberg, who had also purchased Gawker last year after its bankruptcy. In addition to Bustle and Gawker, the media company includes Inverse, The Outline, Nylon, Mic, Elite Daily, The Zoe Report, and Romper.

The layoffs at Bustle also come a week after the entire editorial staff at Deadspin, a former Gawker Media website, resigned en masse.

The columnist E. Jean Carroll also weighed in on the layoffs on Thursday morning, tweeting, “BUSTLE! Women must stop thanking companies for the ‘dream jobs’ they had when they’re being fired! WOMEN GOTTA STOP THANKING EVERYONE! Tell them to go hell!”

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