Quarto has made five roles redundant from the foreign rights team based in its Brighton office.
A spokesperson for the illustrated publisher said five roles had been “at risk” and following a consultation process with impacted employees, one successfully applied to another position based in its London office, and four left Quarto on 9th February.
The decision to cut the jobs was part of a “strategic evolution” of its foreign rights team, Quarto said, which will be organised around territories as opposed to imprints in future. It follows the recent repositioning of Quarto's imprints in the UK.
“This is a decision we haven’t taken lightly and which follows recent imprint reviews in Quarto’s Adults portfolio in the UK,” the Quarto spokesperson said.
“Importantly, this is also part of a strategic evolution of our foreign rights team towards a more agile structure focused on territories and languages rather than imprint portfolios, and an increased use of technology, to best equip our business for the trends we’re seeing in the ever-changing publishing market.”