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Updated: Time Layoffs Slice Into Essence Magazine’s Web Team

Updated: paidContent has confirmed that Time Inc.’s cuts have hit Essence magazine and The company confirmed that the web team was affected, but would not give a headcount for the layoffs; our sources say that the number was lower than Gawker and initially reported. The cuts come after a social media-centric relaunch of last week. Emil Wilbekin, the site’s managing director, remains on staff.