Rogers publishing arm, which includes magazines such as Maclean's and Chatelaine, have been purchased by St. Joseph Communications. Screenshot by J-Source.

Here’s who was laid off from Rogers Media this week

About 75 people were laid off on June 14 from the company’s digital content and publishing team. Continue Reading Here’s who was laid off from Rogers Media this week

Deep cuts were made at Rogers Media on June 14, when the company announced it was reorganizing its digital content and publishing team.

About 75 full-time staff were laid off as a result of the changes. “These decisions are very difficult,” said Andrea Goldstein, senior director of communications at Rogers Media, in an emailed statement. “We recognize the meaningful work by our colleagues and thank them for their contributions to the business and for sharing their distinctive voices with our audiences.”

Goldstein said that all Rogers publishing brands will continue to operate, and that the changes will not impact the frequency of print issues or quality of content.

In addition, Steve Maich, senior vice-president of the digital content and publishing, and Lianne George, editor-in-chief of Chatelaine, resigned their positions. According to Goldstein, Maich left the company to “pursue his true passion – journalism.”

“Throughout his extraordinary 14-year tenure at Rogers Media, Steve Maich has left an indelible mark on all those who have had the pleasure of working with him, and all the loyal readers who have enjoyed his writing,” said Rick Brace, president of Rogers Media, in a statement. “Steve touched so many parts of our Publishing business – he won National Magazine Awards recognizing his exceptional writing for Maclean’s; he redesigned and relaunched Canadian Business magazine; he built Canada’s first national sports magazine from the ground up; and spearheaded the sale of Texture Canada to Apple. I want to thank Steve for his vision, passion, integrity, friendship, and the tremendous influence he has had on his team and all of us at Rogers Media.”

Sarah Trimble, formerly senior director of digital marketing, has been appointed vice-president of digital content and publishing.

Earlier this month, George won Editor Grand Prix at the National Magazine Awards.

Here are some of the Rogers Media staffers who were laid off today. This post will be updated with more names as they are confirmed. To submit a name or tip, please email J-Source’s managing editor H.G. Watson at


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