The New York Times is opening up what some insiders describe as a digital hub in London, a spokesperson for the paper told TheWrap.
In the middle of 2015, the paper will move its current employees in London along with staffers from Paris—and some from the U.S.— to a new office in Bloomsbury, London that will house 100 employees. The new office will reportedly become the paper’s main digital outlet along with being home base for its international issues.
“We are relocating the bureau and the other Times employees in London into the same space in mid-2015 and moving some digital positions from Paris,” a New York Times spokesperson told TheWrap.
The current London bureau is located at 1 New Oxford Street; the Paris bureau houses the International Herald Tribune, a paper that’s part of the New York Times media company.
Some media reports suggest the Paris bureau will be closed as staffers move over to London; a Times spokesperson declined to comment on the future of the Paris bureau.
Last week, the paper let 21 union employees go after it couldn’t meet its quota for buyouts. In 2014, the paper has granted buyouts to 57 members of the Newspaper Guild of New York, plus 30 non-union members. One of the buyouts was the paper’s veteran, high-profile TV and media writer, Bill Carter.