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Job cuts in NE Ohio

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Mooninite, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. Mooninite

    Mooninite Member

    Read this today and thought I would share...

    WILLOUGHBY — The Journal Register Co., a publisher of regional newspapers, said it will consolidate the printing of its two daily Ohio newspapers this month at The News-Herald.
    The (Lorain) Morning Journal and The News-Herald will lose 10 full-time and 32 part-time jobs. Most of the cuts will be at the smaller Morning Journal.
    The Yardley, Pa.-based company told investors Thursday that the consolidation, effective April 23, will save the company $700,000 and result in better print quality, page and color capacity, and the ability to target advertising inserts to geographical regions.
    A message seeking comment was left Saturday on the office voicemail of Ricardo Venegas, the company’s treasurer, who does not have a published home number. Jeff Sudbrook, publisher of The Morning Journal, would say only that the newspaper will continue printing in Lorain through the end of April.
    The News-Herald has an average weekday circulation of 40,900. The Morning Journal, printed 25 miles west of Cleveland, has an average weekday circulation of 28,500. Journal Register owns 22 daily newspapers and 345 non-daily publications, but recently sold newspapers in Rhode Island and is selling Massachusetts publications. The company last year said it was selling because of slower growth and to focus on its more profitable online ventures.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Job cuts from JRC???
  3. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    Next thing you know, day will follow night.
  4. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    I heard there were some Gannett cuts recently, too. Can anyone confirm?
  5. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    The fmrsped pipeline reports none in sports.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Always wanted to ask... are you a former sports editor or a former sped? :D
  7. Walter Burns

    Walter Burns Member

    Gannett did something like this in Ohio last year.
    And I know of at least one Gannett sports editor in Ohio whose position was eliminated very recently.
  8. In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood Member

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    Company: The Morning Journal
    Position: Design editor
    Location: Lorain, Ohio, Ohio
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: May 10, 2007
    Job ID: 433213

    The Morning Journal, an award-winning daily newspaper in Lorain, Ohio, on the shore of Lake Erie 30 miles west of Cleveland, is seeking a design editor.

    Applicants must have the talent, energy, imagination and versatility to handle everything from daily page one design to special section design and pagination, spot news graphics and feature graphics.

    Applicants should be proficient in Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXpress, Freehand and Adobe Illustrator. Candidates must be knowledgeable in page design, informational graphics and photo illustration, and should have some journalism experience.

    Our artist works closely with the managing editor, Sunday editor and copy desk to give our newspaper the polish we're looking for.

    Send a letter telling us about yourself, along with a resume and work samples to April L. Elliott, Managing Editor, The Morning Journal, 1657 Broadway, Lorain, OH 44052.

    would any one else be nervous to apply for a job at a paper that had major cuts in the same week?
  9. lapdog

    lapdog Member

    Be aware that JRC has cut dozens, probably hundreds, of editorial jobs chainwide in the first quarter of the year.

    ANY advertised position at ANY JRC paper is odds-on not to exist in 6 months.
  10. yeah, the Trentonian thread is a tremendous source of first-hand info on what's happening with Journal Register

    oh wait ... it "ran it's course"

    never mind
  11. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    No, slap, it's Femur Sped. Duh.
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