In an internal memo on Wednesday, CNN president Jeff Zucker said not to expect to return to the office until September for most employees, noting they currently have about 10% who are reporting to work now. By June, he hopes to increase that to 15%.
“Our expectation is that the rest of you will not return before early September, with a few exceptions in July for newsgathering and some in August, depending on the political conventions,” Zucker wrote, adding that “none of these dates are set in stone,” according to the memo obtained by TheWrap.
“We will not be returning to the office in any significant way any time soon. We will phase back in very slowly, with emphasis in the beginning on roles that are directly related to keeping the CNN US network on the air, as well as newsgathering. As a result, for the majority of you, across all of our networks and platforms, return to the office will not happen in any significant way before the end of the summer.”
Zucker added, “To be clear, production of our programs will continue from home, as it is now, until the end of summer. Same for digital.”