Boston Globe lays off a dozen from its web operations
The Boston Globe, once owned by The New York Times Co., but now owned by Red Sox owner John Henry, has laid off 12 staffers of its Boston.com website.
The layoffs follow the recent departures of Tim Molloy, the site’s editor-in-chief, and Corey Gottlieb, who served as general manager. Molloy had only joined Boston.com in February after recently working for PBS’s documentary series Frontline, serving as digital engagement editor. Gottlieb left to become VP, Content at DraftKings (yes, the same outfit flooding the airwaves with obnoxious ads).
“Today, we announced a restructuring of Boston.com’s newsroom and the reduction of 12 full-time staff positions,” the paper announced on Tuesday.
“This is a business decision that is part of a larger effort at Boston Globe Media Partners designed to put Boston.com in a stronger and more sustainable position for growth. That said, we would be remiss to overlook the fact that this was also a people decision, one that affects the lives of many who have worked tirelessly to support our operation. We are deeply grateful for that work.”