Layoffs Hit Rachel Zoe's The Zoe Report
The editorial director and social media team remain on staff.
The Zoe Report, the newsletter turned fashion website founded by Rachel Zoe, is transitioning from full-time to contract editorial editors and writers.
According to Rodger Berman, CEO of Zoe Media Group and husband of stylist turned TV personality Zoe, they are changing their content strategy. "We are doubling down on quality, investing in social and going to engage those women who look to us for authority and style advice as opposed to just going for eyeballs."
He added, "We are very much still in business and we are currently still engaged in fundraising."
The sales and video teams have reportedly been affected, too. It's unclear how many staffers have been let go.
Editorial director Nicky Deam and the social media team remain on staff, according to Berman.
Zoe started The Zoe Report as a daily newsletter in 2009, before founding digital media company Zoe Media Group in 2011. She relaunched The Zoe Report in 2013 with increased original content covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. It expanded to subscription boxes with "Box of Style" in 2015 and hosted its "ZOEasis" party at Coachella for the past two years. Zoe also designs a contemporary women's collection, which she launched in 2011.
The Zoe Report is the latest to undergo layoffs. Nine of 13 editorial staffers were laid off last week at LA Weekly, and Conde Nast announced in November that it would be cutting as many as 80 jobs across the company.