NYT News Service Cuts 25 Jobs, Shifts Duties to Gainesville

By: E&P Staff The New York Times News Service will move the editing duties to the Gainesville, Florida newspaper owned by The New York Times Company, the newspaper and the Newspaper Guild said yesterday.

A spokeswoman for The Times, Diane McNulty, said 25 of 30 news service jobs would be eliminated at the main office in New York, starting next Februrary.

The layoffs are not part of the planned elimination of 100 jobs in Times newsroom. That reduction is to take effect by the end of the year.

The Times also reports: "Also on Thursday, the Times Company told nonunion employees that it would stop making contributions to their pensions at the end of this year and would instead take the less expensive step of contributing 3 percent of their salaries each year to their 401(k) plans. The Times did not say how much it would save with the changes in the retirement programs or the news service.

"The plan for the news service calls for The Gainesville Sun, whose newsroom is not unionized and has lower salaries, to take over editing and page design. Ms. McNulty said new jobs would be created at The Sun to handle the work."


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