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Outside Inc. Lays Off 15% of Staff as It Transitions to Digital

May 20, 2022

Outside Inc. told staff on Friday that it would be laying off around 15% of its 580-person workforce––between 85 to 90 people––as the bundled publisher continues its transition to a primarily digital company, the Denver Business Journal reported Friday.

The media company, which is composed of 36 individual publishers including Backpacker, Ski and Climbing, will also eliminate three of its titles as part of the restructuring. It will phase out the mountain-biking magazine Beta, bicycling magazine Peloton and fitness magazine Oxygen over the next six months.

Outside Inc. will also cut the majority of its other print publications, reducing their print cadence to one or two special issues per year, except for flagship title Outside Magazine. The company plans to direct more of its resources toward producing video content. Adweek