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Posts Tagged ‘The Albany Times-Union’

Recessionwire Founder And Former Portfolio.com Lifestyle Editor Moves To Post

Another Portfolio vet has scored a sweet gig.

Sara Clemence, the former lifestyle editor of Portfolio.com and co-founder of Recessionwire.com, has been appointed deputy business editor at The New York Post.

According to her Recessionwire bio Clemence’s job at Portfolio.com disappeared in a round of layoffs at the magazine at the end of last year. She was moved over to Conde Nast publication, shelter magazine Domino, which folded the same day. Clemence then went on to found Recessionwire with another former Portfolio.com staffer Laura Rich and freelance writer Lynn Parramore.

Clemence formerly worked for Forbes.com, The Albany Times Union and The Anniston Star. After working for the past few years in online media, it will be interesting to see what changes Clemence will bring to bear at New York’s News Corp.-owned tabloid paper.

Related: Former Portfolio.com Staffer Lands TV Gig

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Albany Times-Union Lays Off 18 Despite Union Protests

times-union.pngOur colleagues over at MediaJobsDaily have been covering an ongoing employment saga at The Albany Times-Union.

The paper announced today that it had laid off “15 full-time and three part-time employees, including 11 full-time employees in the newsroom.” Among those who were let go: Monica Bartoszek, a senior editor and the newspaper’s reader representative; outdoors columnist Alan Wechsler; sports editor Bill Callen; and Marlene Kennedy, business editor and a weekly columnist, the paper said.

However, the paper’s union, the Albany Newspaper Guild — which covers nine of the fired staffers — has claimed that the company must enter a 45-day negotiation period before any layoffs can take place, MediaJobsDaily reports. In response the paper’s owner, Hearst Corp., has said that the employees weren’t exactly fired, just put on 45-day paid leave, after which they will most likely lose their jobs — which is in keeping with union requirements of a “negotiation period” before any layoffs can take place.

“Reductions in staff are never pleasant,” publisher George R. Hearst III told the paper yesterday. “Many of the employees have served with distinction, and our very best wishes are with them as they continue with their professional and personal lives.”