Layoffs hit City Paper
Eight full-time employees of City Paper were laid off this week, including creative director Joe MacLeod, a 25-year veteran, circulation director Christine Grabowski, who has been with the paper for almost 30 years, Mike Grabowski, a 25-year-veteran of circulation maintenance, 19-year-veteran production director Athena Towery, 14-year-veteran business manager Susan Slike, digital director Andrew Vogel, classified line representative Andrew Aquino, and receptionist Veronica Eldridge.
The layoffs come as Baltimore Sun Media Group (BSMG) prepares to take ownership of the paper on March 5th. Several of those laid off have been offered contractual work with BSMG. City Paper will have more information about the layoffs and profiles of these much-loved members of the City Paper family in next week’s paper.
(This story was updated on Feb. 28th to include Mike Grabowski)