ABC News swung the ax at it's DC Bureau, cutting about a dozen positions. But, the network says it will soon be posting new job openings for the very same bureau.
Politico says that the cuts, which will affect operations, editorial and engineering staff, come as ABC News plans to shift from a platform-based structure -- in which reporters were assigned to specific shows -- to a content-based structure, in which reporters are assigned to specific beats and report across platforms.
"Starting today, we launch a new approach to the way we operate, unifying the Bureau into a single team serving every platform within ABC News," Jonathan Greenberger, vice president and DC bureau chief, wrote in a memo.
"As part of this transformation, we will unfortunately have to redefine some jobs and say goodbye to some of our colleagues, as we’ll need fewer people in some operations, engineering and general assignment editorial posts," Greenberger continued. "This decision did not come easily, but we feel it is necessary for the continued strength of our Bureau in a rapidly changing landscape."
The new positions, which will be posted next week, will seek reporters "with in-depth knowledge of specific areas, who are well-sourced in our most important beats," he said. Greenberger said there would be "more than a dozen job openings."