The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group and its corporate owner Valence Media are the focus of a staff reduction, Variety reports, citing sources who are familiar with the situation. About 22 people are affected, according to the report.
“Dana Miller, chief marketing officer for both the show business and music trade publications, was cut — as well as several of her New York-based staff, the insiders said. Miller departs in the middle of the hectic awards season at THR. Her duties included programming Billboard’s annual Women in Music event,” Variety reports.
Billboard magazine managing editor Jayme Klock was also among those laid off, Variety reports, adding that as many as five departments lost employees in what’s described as an ongoing reorganization.
“THR-Billboard was acquired and folded into Valence last February, along with Dick Clark Productions and ‘House of Cards’ producer Media Rights Capital,” Variety notes.