By: Press Release | Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group’s Austin American-Statesman has entered into an agreement with Hearst Newspapers to move Statesman Media’s printing and packaging operations from Austin to facilities in San Antonio and Houston. The transition will happen over several months starting at the end of June. The final dates will be driven by business needs and outside printing obligations. Approximately 100 jobs at Statesman Media will be eliminated as a result of the change. All impacted employees are eligible to receive severance pay, benefits continuation and job search assistance.
Austin American-Statesman Publisher Susie Ellwood said, “This strategic business decision allows us to reduce expenses and be more efficient and flexible going forward. And it helps us continue to do what we do best, being the most essential news, information and advertising source for Austin and Central Texas.”
Statesman Media will continue to maintain its portfolio of products, including seven-day print and a full array of digital publications, as well as the transportation and distribution of the print products. Home delivery and single copy distribution areas will not be affected, and the change will have no impact on delivery times.