News10 (KXTV) is laying off eight newsroom employees, Russell Postell, the station's president and general manager, has just confirmed.
Actually, that's not quite how he put it.
"It's a realignment of resources - I don't call these layoffs," Postell says.
Whatever you call it, eight people will be "transitioned" - Postell's words - out of their jobs between now and November.
All of those positions will in the master control and graphics departments, and no on-air talent, reporters or producers are affected, Postell says.
Reason? In a move that echoes Channel 13's layoffs in March, new technology is being blamed.
"We'll be installing new technologies that allow us to produce more efficient newscasts," Postell says. "It's not about finances - it's about the development of technologies that (allow us) to continue to provide quality content."
More specifically, some of News10's graphics will be outsourced to a Denver-based hub that also will provide art for other Gannett-owned stations.
Viewers won't notice any changes, Postell says, other than "except maybe higher-quality graphics."
He declines to discuss severance packages or if the station is planning any future layoffs. Or, for that matter, realigned resources.