Las Vegas Review-Journal lays off 5 editors, art director

The Las Vegas Review-Journal told staffers Tuesday that it’s laying off five editors and its art director.

I’ve confirmed that these journalists are leaving the paper (for now):

Mary Hynes — city editor
Frank Fertado — features editor
Joe Hawk — sports editor
Jim Wright — business editor
Ched Whitney — art director
Charlie Zobell — managing editor

In a restructuring, the paper is hiring one person to oversee news/business and another for features/sports and, I’m told, the above editors have been invited to apply for the positions.

I have left a message for editor Mike Hengel. His secretary says he’s in meetings.

* Shake-up could shed a century of institutional knowledge at Las Vegas Review-Journal (4TH ST8)