Major layoffs at Saveur Magazine

Saveur magazine 

Saveur ranks as the one of the most popular magazines in the EYB Library. We've often linked to articles on the magazine's website in our blog posts, and we've featured the magazine in our monthly newsletter. This high level of interest in Saveur by our Members makes today's news about layoffs at the magazine all the more distressing. 

Editor-in-Chief Adam Sachs is among the many staff members who were let go. The moves were part of parent company Bonnier Corp.'s across-the-board staff reductions wherein the company laid off approximately 17 percent of its U.S. workforce. The publication schedule for Saveur will allegedly take a hit too, as rumors indicate the magazine will be reduced from six to four issues per year. 

The past few years have seen a lot of turmoil in the magazine publishing industry. In November of last year Meredith Corp., publisher of titles like Martha Stewart Living,  announced it would acquire Time Inc., which holds Food & Wine Real Simple, and several other food magazines. We have also lost several high quality magazines like Lucky Peach and Food Arts in recent years. The only bright spots of late have been the Bake from Scratch and Cook from Scratch titles. Let's hope this Saveur shakeup will only be a temporary setback.

1 Comment

  • annmartina  on  1/18/2018 at 9:44 AM

    Saveur magazine is one of my favorite food magazines. This is sad news. With the sacking of staff I hope this doesn't also mean a change in direction or dumbing down of the content. I hope the Hoffman media magazines are able to sustain their quality. Operating out of Alabama probably results in major cost reductions.

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