Two of Australia’s best known magazines – Women’s Health and Men’s Health – fire their entire staff and will shut down forever
- Women’s Health and Men’s Health to both cease publishing
- Magazine staff were told shock news on Monday morning
Women’s Health Australia and Men’s Health Australia magazines have told their staff the publications will shut down.
It is the latest in a series of job cuts hitting the media and tech industries as companies confront a looming economic crisis.
NCA NewsWire understands both Women’s Health and Men’s Health magazines – owned by Sydney-based B-2-B publishing house Paragon Media – are due to be shutdown.
Staff were told Women’s Health and Men’s Health magazines (pictured) would closed with most of the 20 staff given just two weeks notice. The two titles were bought by Paragon Media in December 2020
A source told NCA NewsWire staff at the two major lifestyle mastheads were shocked when the news was broken to them on Monday morning.
It is understood that the entire staff of 20 will be impacted.
The team have been offered their leave entitlements, with most staff receiving just two week’s notice.
In a post to the Women’s Health Australia Facebook page, the brand’s social media staff posted a screengrab of an email exchange with the caption: ‘Monday vibes.’
The screengrab showed a meme of someone postponing a meeting, saying they had ‘lost control of the day.’
The recipient replied: ‘Easily the most relatable email I’ve received.’
In a post to the Women’s Health Facebook page, the magazine’s social media staff posted a screengrab of an email with the caption: ‘Monday vibes’
It is a major blow for staff after Paragon Media purchased the two lifestyle brands in December 2020 promising to ‘recharge the iconic brands’.
Former editors, Jacqui Mooney and Scott Henderson returned to the publication after the magazines were wiped out with six other magazines owned by Bauer Media Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Harper’s BAZAAR, ELLE, InStyle, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Good Health, NW and OK! were all shutdown in July 2020.
NCA NewsWire has contacted Paragon Media for comment.