I heard that 90 members of the editorial staff across all publications have been let go, including Editors in Chiefs. Sad day.
Companies need to evolve or they die. One of the painful truths many of us need to face is that the jobs we did yesterday are not as valuable as they are today. It's important to reskill and be ready to pivot in your career. These (former) editors... — read more
As anyone who is actually employed at IDG will let you know, IDG is an awesome place to work. Great company and great people. Nothing is more mind boggling/annoying than listening to a bunch of laid off people whine about the company and how "bad" it... — read more
IDG was once the place to work! It was a fun family atmosphere under Pat McGovern's leadership. After the 2001 dot com crash, management at 5 Speen Street transitioned into an authoritative style. After 23 years of faithful service, I was laid off... — read more
IDG is pretty solid, all folks are friendly. They never had layoffs and I hope it will stay that way.
The count I hear is 94, across all pubs. All EICs are gone. Most of the cuts came from the top i.e. most expensive/senior/oldest. It's hard to understand how many of these brands will continue.
Why no posts today?
Come on guys, I think we can share some info on the current cuts. I see the HR folks meeting every day and I am sure we know what's going on. IDG is not what it used to be, we used to care about our guys.
Do you think that the planned reorg will adversly impact jobs?