AARP may be adding staffers but insiders told Media Ink it’s not because of an expansion but rather an internal restructuring.
The Content Team in Washington DC, is being laid off as of March 31 with the proviso that they can reapply for jobs in the new structure in the near future.
“It’s not increasing staff, it’s a reorganization,” said AARP editorial director Myrna Blyth. She said the old structure, which had a 14-person content team reporting to Mary Hickey, will now have three content leaders for features, news and a content team manager.
So far, no interviews have been scheduled with the old content team to try and land new jobs. “There’s a lot of talent here, the goal is to get people to work together even more efficiently across platforms,” said Blyth, who said some could be hired back.
Robert Love, the editor-in-chief of the magazine, who is opening the first-ever editorial office in New York for the DC-based organization, is still looking for someone to fill the shoes of veteran West Coast celebrity wrangler Meg Grant, who is heading home to Texas. Two staffers will join him in New York.
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