Tribune Media Services (TMS) is closing Los Angeles Times Syndicate International’s New York and Salt Lake City offices, affecting the jobs of 10 full-time and two part-time employees.
The move continues the consolidation of TMS and Los Angeles Times Syndicate functions since TMS acquired LATS in 2000. Domestic syndication is being consolidated in Chicago and international syndication in Los Angeles.
The New York office (with seven full-time workers and one part-time employee) is scheduled to close June 1 and the Salt Lake City office (with three full-timers and one part-timer) August 31. Both were mostly sales operations occupying rented space.
One sales representative will transfer from New York to Los Angeles, and some of the other New York and Salt Lake City employees may also be offered jobs in Los Angeles.