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Medium Lays Off 30% Of Its Employees

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A normal part of evolution?

“I know the word disruption doesn’t do justice to what you are feeling today. I am sorry.” shared Medium’s new CEO Tony Stubblebine in an open letter.

In his letter, he explained the reasoning behind letting 29 employees go — 30% of his staff.

Beloved Amy Shearn, formerly Editor of Creators Hub and Medium’s own publication “Human Parts”, is one of them.

It’s not the first time for Medium…

In March 2021, Medium’s founder and former CEO, Ev Williams, cut in-house editorial operations.

You may wonder…

Why again?

“We’ve found ourselves bigger than we need to be for the focused mission ahead.” Stubblebine

It may be that the mix of skills needs to change which will open opportunities for others.

Medium is looking for new engineers and also onboarded another team member in the Product team.

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