Ebony is moving in with its sister Jet.

The Chicago-based magazine is laying off nearly a third of its employees and moving editorial to Los Angeles, where newly ensconced Jet editor Tracey Ferguson will oversee both publications.

The restructuring includes letting go Ebony editor-in-chief Kyra Kyles and about nine others of 35 total employees.

The Chicago Tribune first broke the news.

“There was a significant consolidation of the editorial staff as well as some of the digital staff,” said Michael Gibson, co-founder and chairman of Ebony’s parent company CVG Group, per the Tribune.

Ebony Media will keep a smaller operation in Chicago, with Linda Johnson Rice keeping her role as CEO there.

Ebony, a monthly magazine focused on the African American experience, has been published in Chicago since 1945 but has struggled since Johnson Publishing sold it to CVG a year ago. Although new issues have appeared on newsstands, subscribers haven’t gotten their copies since November — a situation Gibson blames on a new printer. The Tribune also reports that freelancers have gone unpaid.

Jet ceased printing its weekly magazine in 2014 and switched to a digital format. No word yet on whether Ebony will follow suit.

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