In March, the new CEO of Time Inc., Laura Lang, brought in consultants Bain & Co. to do what they do best — advise. According to Adweek, this created speculation layoffs may be iminent.

Although a representative for Entertainment Weekly says three recent cuts weren’t related to a mandate from that consulting project, the truth of the matter is, EW has trimmed its staff.

Three editorial staffers lost their positions recently. The rep indicated to Adweek the junior-level positions were eliminated and other staffers are absorbing their responsibilities.