Pacific Magazines confirms six jobs to go in latest restructure

Pacific Magazines has followed through with its proposal to restructure Who and New Idea’s editorial teams, with six positions – or three full-time roles – to be axed.

It comes a week after CEO Gereurd Roberts proposed the changes – which involved consolidation of the number of writing positions – to all staff.

Gereurd Roberts

Roberts sent an email to staff informing them six positions had been made redundant

Last week, Roberts told Pacific Magazines staff he would expand current roles within the two magazines to create content across multiple platforms, as part of plans to “evolve” and adapt the business in line with technological change.

Under the new structure, new editor and content director, Keshnee Kemp, will work solely on Who, and Rebecca Hyde, deputy editor, will only work on New Idea. Emma Nolan will work as editorial director across both titles.

But the new structure will also include the recruitment of three new positions.

In an email sent to staff seen by Mumbrella, Roberts thanked the two magazine teams for their hard work.

“As before, we will support these changes with relevant training, continued investment in our publishing systems and the establishment of new working spaces on Level 7 while we continue to transform the way we work, and build a stronger business – as we have done over the past year,” Roberts said.

“We would like to thank the New Idea and Who teams for their passion, hard work and commitment both now and moving forward, and we are excited to see their ongoing growth.”

The latest changes come a year after Pacific Magazines announced 11 redundancies, which saw sub-editor roles outsourced to Pagemasters.


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