ESPN is firing another 150 employees as the troubled Walt Disney property works to “do less in certain instances and re-direct resources,” according to a memo president John Skipper sent to staff today.
The bulk of the affected jobs are in studio productions, digital content and technology.
Skipper thanked the pink-slipped workers for their contributions and promised “to assist them as much as possible in this difficult moment with severance, a 2017 bonus, continuation of health benefits and outplacement services.”
He informed remaining staffers the company would allocate investment dollars to “serve the modern sports fan and support the success of our business."
The so-called “worldwide leader in sports” cut 100 writers and on-air talent in June.