After 14 years in operation, Complex Magazine will no longer publish a print edition, multiple sources tell Billboard.
In an internal announcement today, staff was informed that the December 2016/January 2017 issue, with Pusha T and Sofia Richie on the cover, would be the magazine's last. An unspecified number of employees were laid off as part of the announcement, with one source saying that most of the cuts would come in the marketing and sales divisions; in addition, the magazine's art staff was let go, as well as several people in editorial, including staff writer Kristen Yoonsoo Kim and news editor Ian Servantes.
"As Complex embarks on a rapid expansion of premium video creation across the company’s networks and with a growing list of distribution partners, the company is reallocating certain positions to address its content needs," the company writes in a statement provided to Billboard. "We’re deeply committed to the ongoing evolution of our brand and our long-term plan to be a leader in digital video entertainment. While we’re reducing staff in some areas, we plan to increase to meet our needs in others."