The changes are meant to refocus NBC News' video and reporting teams around daily news and custom content.
As a part of its digital revamp, the company will be sunsetting "NBC Left Field," the digital video studio it launched in 2017 and staff from that department will be laid off Tuesday but will be working until the end of the year.
These staffers will be able to apply for some of the new roles posting soon. Roughly a dozen staffers will be impacted, according to Axios.
It will also be discontinuing the MACH specific brand, which is the science and tech vertical that NBC launched in 2017, although it will add staffing and resources to its science, tech and climate coverage overall.
A new digital leadership team will also announced:
- Catherine Kim will become Global Head of Digital News. She will be responsible for digital editorial efforts at NBC News, MSNBC and the upcoming global news service
- Ashley Parrish will become Head of Content Development and TODAY Digital
The staffing changes come as the company readies to grow its news streaming product, NBC News NOW, to 24 hours of live programming this spring. To accommodate that product and video changes, the company will launch a set of new teams.