Rooster Teeth, for the first time in its 16-year history, has made a broad cutback in its workforce — laying off 13% of its employees, or about 50 staffers.
The layoffs at Rooster Teeth, the sci-fi, gaming and fandom division of WarnerMedia’s Otter Media, were confirmed by the company Thursday.
The Rooster Teeth spokesperson declined to say whether senior-level execs were let go as part of the layoffs.
At the time, sources said the brunt of those cutbacks affected Fullscreen and that the teams at Ellation (including Rooster Teeth) were unaffected.
Rooster Teeth counts over 45 million subscribers across its YouTube channels and 3 million registered community members on roosterteeth.com.
Today has been a tough day at Rooster Teeth, and is unlike any other moment of organizational change we have experienced together.
We’re thankful for the passion and creativity that they brought to Rooster Teeth, and grateful for the friendships we’ve formed. »