Here’s our regular update on the moves, hires and promotions in Canadian journalism. Want your job move featured? Tweet it to us or use the hashtag #cdnmediamoves.
Former staff at Groupe TVA publications took to social media last week to share the news of layoffs at three major lifestyle brands.
Hey Twitter.. long time no talk! So all of us dope ladies at Canadian Living & Style at Home (plus a bunch of awesome ppls from Elle Canada)have been laid off effective immediately due to the shitty state of the media industry right now…
— Murissa Barrington (@MurissaBB) February 19, 2019
Editorial functions for Style at Home and Canadian Living are being moved to Montreal, TVA’s vice-president of communications told J-Source, while Elle Canada will remain in its Toronto office.
— Linda V Cotrina (@LindaVCotrina) February 20, 2019
#Cdnmedia I will dearly miss my time spent working with the outstanding editorial team at @canadianliving & @StyleAtHome magazine! And so… the job hunt begins! If anyone is in need of writers, digital content creators or designers, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
— Genevieve Pizzale (@genevievee18) February 20, 2019
And three staff have been laid off from the Ottawa Citizen, including the president of its union chapter.
“Postmedia has informed the Ottawa Newspaper Guild … that another 3 of its members, including President Debbie Cole, will receive official notice in early March,” as staff at Ottawa Citizen & Canadian Press struggle to cope with cuts https://t.co/IJ8wlM4UPD
— Steph Wechsler (@StephWechsler) February 26, 2019
Here are all the rest of the media moves from Feb. 14 – 27:
— Hannah Sung (@HannahSung) February 20, 2019
Some personal news to share. https://t.co/C7EEwo8hUv
— Troy Reeb (@troyreebglobal) February 22, 2019
Good morning! I no longer work for TVO. Please continue to read and watch the great journalism of my colleagues, especially the Ontario Hubs team, with whom it's been an honour and a pleasure to work. And speaking of work, I'm freelancing again, obvs, so GIMME SOME!
— Adam McDowell (@A_McDo) February 25, 2019
Incredibly excited to share with you all some GREAT news! I’ll be joining @metromorning as a technology columnist. Looking forward to waking up early to talk about the latest in tech with @mattgallowaycbc and the rest of the city.
— Takara Small (@takarasmall) February 22, 2019
Personal news: I am headed up University Ave. to The Globe's Queen's Park bureau. Excited for the new challenge and to work with the talented @l_stone, but sad to leave the Clamshell, a place brimming with good stories and fascinating characters where important stuff gets done.
— Jeff Gray (@jeffreybgray) February 22, 2019
I've been sitting on some news– this week will be my last in the Fort McMurray Bureau #ymm In March I'll start a new job as a senior reporter in CBC's Parliamentary Bureau. I'm covering for @cath_cullen while she’s on maternity leave #cdnpoli
— David Thurton ???? (@CBCDavid) February 17, 2019
— ishmael n. daro (@iD4RO) February 19, 2019
— Alana MacLeod (@Lans_macleod) February 20, 2019
— Temur Durrani (@temurdur) February 24, 2019
Today is the last day of my contract with HuffPost. I’m looking for a new job, but also will be freelancing. If you like any of the work I do, this is the time to reach out! You can reach me in the DMs, or at Davide.G.Mastracci@gmail.com pic.twitter.com/mWoDxjiAYi
— Davide Mastracci (@DavideMastracci) February 22, 2019
Some personal news: I’ll be joining the @GlobalBC online team full time. It’s been a hard road of graveyard shifts to get to this point, so excited to see what the next year brings!
— Sean Boynton (@boyntonwords) February 26, 2019