Layoffs Hit Condé Nast’s Golf Publications

Condé Nast’s golf titles are the latest casualties of the company’s review and cost-cutting effort.
About 10 people were let go Oct. 15 from monthly Golf Digest and its smaller sibling, newsweekly Golf World, a rep confirmed. The layoffs impacted editorial and sales. There’s no word on whether the cuts will include frequency changes for the titles.
Other Condé Nast titles including Glamour and Vogue and its digital unit have already trimmed staff in the past week as part of the company’s effort to get costs in line with declining ad revenue. Condé Nast earlier shut Gourmet, Cookie, Modern Bride and Elegant Bride as part of that review.
The leading golf monthly in terms of ad pages, Digest shed 21 percent of its ad pages so far this year, while Golf World was down 24 percent to 841, per the Mediaweek Monitor.

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