Thursday, 19 April 2012

Out: Oops!

The editorial staff of the influential gay lifestyle magazine Out is being laid off with one month's severance as of Friday, Capital has learned.But according to Out editor-in-chief Aaron Hicklin, it's more complicated than that.
Hicklin said he will hire back an unspecified number of editors on a contract basis into a new company he is founding called Grand Editorial. It will operate the magazine as a contractor for Here Media, sister company of Regent Entertainment Inc., which acquired Out in 2008.

Hi, you're fired.
That's how the gay press works...


  1. Isn't this just the sort of thing bosses do under capitalism as it operates in this country? - Get rid of permanent workers (for whom NI has to be paid and who get paid holidays, and suchlike) and then re-employ them as self-employed people on limited contracts?

    Meanwhile, much like the American poor screaming against anything like a National health Service, workers in these precarious situations still howl against unions...