Monday, June 20, 2005

Is something going on at Reed Business?

There have been a number of changes in editorial at Reed Business of late.
Variety reports that Marianne Paskowski "is stepping down in mid-July as VP of editorial development and editor-in-chief of Multichannel News." Folio reports that "Chemical Market Reporter laid off six editorial staffers last week, including editor-in-chief Helga Tilton and executive editor Patricia van Arnem."
I spoke to a few folks at Reed who tell me the changes are coincidences and not evidence of plans for companywide layoffs or restructurings.
Nonetheless, I'd be a little worried if I was at Reed.
ADDENDUM: I've received an anonymous email that tells me Reed Business is adding staff, despite the recent layoffs and resignation. The writer points toward the mediabistro job listings, which has two recent ads from Reed for senior editors.


  1. Paul,

    Reed's been posting jobs like crazy on the online side of the business. Three months ago, there were tons of ads on Media Bistro. I don't know if they hired those folks, but they were being aggresive in the recruitment strategy.


  2. Thanks Scott.
    Maybe...just maybe...Reed is dropping some print staff and looking for more online folks. Or, to be more precise, maybe Reed is looking to get rid of folks who only have skills in one medium and replace them with people who can perform across multiple media.

  3. AnonymousJuly 13, 2006

    MY friend had 21 years at Reed/Cahners in Mass and they said Bye Bye and many more to go.


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