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As Many Newspapers Downsize Staff, ‘Orange County Register’ Expands

There’s good news to report this Friday morning!

As many newsrooms across the country make various announcements regarding downsizing their newspaper staff, the Orange County Register has indicated they’re adding 23 positions! Plus, they’re adding a weekly magazine and daily business section.

Aaron Kushner, the publisher, distributed a memo after an all-hands meeting. Here’s an excerpt (as per JimRomenesko):

“We already have 23 new positions approved for hiring in our Content group, in addition to a significantly expanded internship program. Ken Brusic is leading our recruiting efforts with our strong deputy editors and team leaders. We are the Orange County Register and are looking for talent with our level of skill, commitment and teamwork. If you have friends and colleagues who you believe can help us grow please share the opportunity with them.

We have a number of areas we have not yet finished evaluating for growth but among those already approved for hiring are the business section, investigative team, auto, restaurant and movie criticism, sports, copy editing, graphics, data reporting and Sacramento reporting.”

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