The cuts to the 43-person staff at Fisher's CBS affil KIDK Idaho Falls are revealed following announcement of a shared-services agreement with News-Press & Gazette's KIFI.
KIDK-KIFI SSA Deal To Cost 27 Jobs
A total of 27 positions at Fisher Communications’ CBS affiliate KIDK Idaho Falls-Pocatello (DMA 162) will be eliminated as a result of a shared-services agreement struck by Fisher and News-Press & Gazette Broadcasting, which owns KIFI, the market’s ABC affil, according to documents obtained by the local newspaper, the Post Register.
The story by Clark Corbin says the documents indicate the station employs 43 people.
In addition to the layoffs, 14 other KIDK employees will transfer to KIFI and continue working as part of the agreement.
The parent companies of both organizations announced the agreement late Tuesday, but did not detail layoffs.
Three reporters, the station manager, three editors, a director, a sportscaster, the operations manager and news director are among those losing jobs, Fisher’s documents indicate. The documents do not identify the employees by name.