By: E&P Staff
The Denver Post offered early retirements and buyouts to editorial workers on Tuesday in an effort to reduce staff by 25 full-time positions, about 8 percent of the department. “As of today, there are no plans for layoffs,” Post editor Gregory L. Moore said in an article in the paper.
“Post editorial executives told staffers there are some 25 workers eligible for early retirement and about 41 workers eligible for buyouts at the daily newspaper,” the Denver Business Journal relates.
The Denver Post editorial department has more than 180 members of the Denver Newspaper Guild, which represents workers from both The Post and JOA partner Rocky Mountain News.
John Temple, editor, publisher and president of the latter paper, said in the Post, “Nothing like that is planned at the Rocky.”
Tony Mulligan, administrative officer of the Denver Newspaper Guild, said, “I don’t believe that the newsroom is overstaffed. It concerns me to see job reductions. Everybody is already busy.”