Globe and Mail publisher says company plans to eliminate 18 positions

TORONTO – The Globe and Mail says it’s offering buyouts for 18 positions across the media company.

Publisher Phillip Crawley says the reductions will be determined through a collective agreement with its union.

The targeted cuts include six full-time editorial jobs — copy editors and photographers — and one part-time position in the department, Crawley said.

Other departments affected include advertising and circulation.

Also Monday, Postmedia (TSX:PNC.B), owner of the National Post and various other big-city dailies, announced it will close its classified advertising call centre in Calgary, and outsource the work, laying off most of the 48 employees.

The company said the decision is part of its strategy to lower expenses and focus more on other priorities, which include its digital business.

The Canadian Press is jointly owned by the parent companies of the Globe, the Toronto Star and Montreal La Presse.