Layoffs Hit Bustle as Women’s Site Eliminates News and Books Teams

More than a dozen editorial employees were let go today from Bustle, the online women’s site owned by Bustle Digital Group.

The jobs that were eliminated appeared to have been associated primarily with books, lifestyle and entertainment coverage — those who were laid off included lifestyle editor Tanya Ghahremani, celebrity and entertainment news editor Jamie Primeau, senior books editor Cristina Arreola and movies editor Sage Young, among many others.

Today’s culling is part of a broader restructuring at Bustle that entails the complete elimination of its books and news teams and a winnowing down of its lifestyle and entertainment teams, according to a freelance contributor who spoke to Mediaite.

The freelancer attributed the recent changes to Bustle’s new editor Emma Rosenblum,
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