Washington Post Cuts 20 Jobs One Week After Bezos Visit

The Washington Post is cutting 20 of its 1,000 journalists and leaving 30 open positions unfilled, the Post’s executive editor Sally Buzbee told staff in a note Tuesday, according to Axios. The firings come one week after the publication’s owner Jeff Bezos visited.

“While such changes are not easy, evolution is necessary for us to stay competitive, and the economic climate has guided our decision to act now,” Buzbee wrote in her note, according to the Daily Mail. “We believe these steps will ultimately help us to fulfill our mission to scrutinize power and empower readers.”

As part of her missive, Buzbee outlined that among the fired journalists, they are welcome to apply for open positions.

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