The New York Post is restructuring its sales team, and as we all know, anytime the “r word” is mentioned, layoffs are never far behind. Capital New York reports that as a result of the moves, a total of nine Post staffers were let go from the paper’s marketing and promotions, ad sales, and tele-sales departments.
The changes, according to a memo from the Post’s publisher, Jesse Angelo, are designed to “modernize” the paper’s organization:
Accordingly, today sales marketing and digital ad operations are being moved directly into the sales department to create a more integrated team. This will also free up the rest of the marketing department to be completely focused on a bolstered consumer marketing effort. In addition, the feedback you all gave us during the past few weeks made clear that we need a less tiered sales structure. To that end, we are reconfiguring some managerial roles to flatten our organization. We are also adopting better results-based compensation policies.
As for those let go? Angelo wrote that “We are very appreciative of their efforts on behalf of the Post and in order to assist them with their transition, we have provided each of them with severance packages reflective of their years of service.”