The Week: Media News - Marie Claire to lay off staff

One-sixth of editorial staff at IPC's Marie Claire are facing redundancy.

The cuts, which amount to six of the magazine's 36 editorial posts, are being put down to the harsh economic climate. While some of the cuts will be achieved by not filling current vacant posts, a number of staff have been put on consultation periods. The redundancies follow a 4.8 per cent fall in the publication's year-on-year ABC circulation figures for the last six months of 2008.