Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group has been hit by layoffs, as well as its owner Valence Media. 22 people have been laid off, including Dana Miller, chief marketing officer for the show business and music trade publications, along with a number of her New York staff. Recently, Dana's duties included programming the annual Women in Music event for Billboard.
Billboard magazine managing editor Jayme Klock was also laid off. In total, five departments lost employees in what became a major reorganization. THR-Billboard was acquired by Valence last February, and Valence says the reorganization will lead to new hires in the future.