CondeNet, the web arm of Conde Nast, is slashing staff. From the official statement:
Visibility for 2009 is very limited and we are adjusting all costs to prepare for slower revenue growth. The adjustments are across the board and include staff restructuring and some reduction.
"Across the board" includes Epicurious. Holding my breath...
M. Shanken Communications — publishers of luxury magazines including Wine Spectator, Food Arts and Cigar Aficionado — laid off approximately 20 staffers yesterday.
Staffers from all divisions have been let go, including at least one member of Food Arts' editorial team, an art director and a person on the promotions team.