Community Ten is shutting down its on-line information web site, 10 Day by day, on the finish of the week, leaving about 30 editorial workers out of a job.
Guardian Australia understands staff at 10 Day by day had been informed on Monday that the positioning would cease producing content material by Friday.
Some IT and social media staff could be saved on to proceed working Community 10’s streaming providers, however dozens of workers could be let go, together with all on-line reporters.
It’s understood 10 Day by day was exceeding its goal views and had document visitors through the Covid-19 pandemic.
The transfer seems to have been in consideration since CBS, Community 10 Australia’s US dad or mum firm, merged with media giant Viacom in December.
The chief content material officer of ViacomCBS Australia and New Zealand, Beverly McGarvey, mentioned in an e mail despatched to all workers the transfer was not solely a response to income misplaced because of the pandemic.
“The current affect of Covid-19 on the media trade has strengthened the necessity to proceed to align our enterprise with our evolving buyer wants and international enterprise mannequin, however I need to stress that the adjustments are a part of our broader technique, not a response to current occasions,” the e-mail learn.
“As a part of the measures being undertaken, some workers will depart Community 10 and VicomCBS Australia and New Zealand. To these workers, let me specific my honest thanks for all of your laborious work, dedication and professionalism throughout your time right here. We are going to totally assist you throughout this era and I want you the easiest for the long run.”
The information comes simply 4 days after Buzzfeed introduced it could be closing the news arms of its Australian and UK offices, costing 5 Australian editorial workers their jobs.
Greater than 150 Australian newsrooms have shut since January 2019, together with regional titles such because the Sunraysia Day by day in Victoria, and Cape and Torres Information in Northern Queensland.