Readers tell me Florida Today editors who made the cut were notified yesterday, as the Brevard paper shrinks newsroom staffing to about 58 positions -- a more than 25% decline.
Virtually all staffers were asked to apply for the shrunken pool of newly defined jobs. Editors who didn't survive yesterday can now apply for one of the reporting jobs.
"The next round will be applications/interviews for reporting jobs (with potentially much lower pay)," one reader told me in an e-mail.
Final hiring -- and the ensuing layoffs -- are expected Aug. 11.
Brevard's economy has been whacked by the real estate bust, and NASA's retrenchment along the Atlantic Space Coast.
Earlier: Read more than 100 comments about Brevard's plan when it was first announced 10 days ago.
Short iPhone post; more later.