April 28, 2022
Netflix has started to downsize its fan website Tudum, which launched last September with ancillary articles about the streamer’s original series and movies. The site had hired entertainment reporters from Condé Nast and Time, among other publishing companies.
Netflix, in a press release, said Tudum (which refers to the streamer’s signature opening sound) remains a company priority, while making no official comment on the staff cuts. After a disappointing first quarter result that saw the streamer lose 200,000 subscribers and $53 billion in market valuation, the company is reacting internally.
Either way, some fired staff have aired their sentiment on social media.
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Oh oh ! Looks like I have to redo this tweet. Is anyone hiring? Netflix just fired my team (my job included). It’s been an amazing few months and I’m grateful for that, but I’m excited about what’s next. The email is in the bio.
—Josh Terry (@JoshhTerry) April 28, 2022
You’re going to see a bunch of tweets from people being made redundant at Netflix/Tudum today, so engage us all.
— Nichole 🍞🍯 (@tnwhiskeywoman) April 28, 2022
Netflix recruited me seven months ago to fire me and a bunch of other talented people today. I’m going to take time to exist, so don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any open publishing and content strategy opportunities after August. EvetteDionneWriter@gmail.com
— Evette Dionne (@freeblackgirl) April 28, 2022