Nova makes staff cuts as tough times begin to take a toll | radioinfo

Nova makes staff cuts as tough times begin to take a toll

Wednesday 11 December, 2019

More cuts to radio networks have come to light with Nova cutting around 15 staff as it faces tough economic conditions.
With SCA expected to release up to 90 staff there will soon be over 100 radio professionals looking for new positions.
A NOVA Entertainment spokesperson told radioinfo, “We are operating in a tough economic environment and media companies, like many others, have been impacted. 

“As part of the ongoing review of its operations and after careful consideration, NOVA Entertainment has made some changes to staff structures for 2020 and this has led to some redundancies across the business.

“We continue to believe in the strength of radio and its future in a digital world and our plans in 2020 will reflect that with continued investments in digital and audio.”

Nova Melbourne PD Rohan Brown is departing, and Matt Tilley left the station last week.

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Anthony The Koala
11 December 2019 - 8:53pm
I've discussed about the issue about the amalgamation of content director roles for a particular "branded" network and how the new content director still has to pay attention to individual demographic and marketplace. I gave the example of variations in ratings for "branded" network content on DAB+.

Despite Nova's success, advertising revenue is down and staff are let go as a result of consolidation and restructuring.

It begs the question: assuming that the restructured roles don't cause overwork, stress and associated medical issues, why weren't these 'restructured roles' designed in the first place so as not needing to let go staff? To put it another way, when designing a workplace, why not run the business enterprise like a "tight ship" in the first place so as to avoid the troughs in the business?

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