DENVER – Most of the Denver Post’s news and advertising staff will move to offices at the paper’s printing plant on Washington Street in Adams County, the paper’s president and CEO confirmed Monday.
The possible move was noted by The Post last Friday after reporters found out about it during a court hearing regarding the paper’s lawsuit against three former employees.
But it was confirmed by The Post’s President and CEO, Mac Tully, at an employee meeting Monday.
The printing facility already housed all of the paper’s printing operations, as well as several other departments, including some of the business department. But the news and advertising divisions had all been housed at the building rented by The Post across from Civic Center Park.
“While we would like to stay in our current building, the move offers a considerable cost savings during this difficult period in the newspaper industry, and allows us to keep the most important part of our newsroom and advertising: The people,” Tully said in a statement to Denver7 regarding the move.
The Post will maintain some offices in downtown Denver “so that our reporters and photographers can respond quickly to the news,” Tully said in a statement.
Murray tweeted that Tully said no big layoffs were planned at the paper, which has been among many in Colorado hit by layoffs amid falling advertising revenue in recent years. But Tully apparently told staffers there might be some “small targeted cuts,” according to Murray’s tweets.
But he also said that Tully told staffers there would be some “investments” in areas such as political coverage.
The ongoing court case involves a lawsuit filed by The Post against former employees of the paper’s advertising department, who The Post accused of conspiring to use their knowledge to set up their own competing advertising agency.