The company, which publishes seven major titles including Parents, Fast Company and Family Circle, is believed to employ around 650 people.
A G&J spokeswoman declined to comment.
The moves come following a memo from early August from G&J's new president-CEO, Russell Denson. The memo outlined a goal to slash costs in the company by $25 million, which he said would bring G&J's profit margins to 10%, if revenues held steady. (G&J's annual revenues last year were in the $400 million range.) Of those cuts, the memo said, $12 million was "going to have to come from 'top-down' changes, which are about finding ways to be more successful with less people."
The memo said that that $12 million represented around 15% of budgeted employee-related costs.
Separately, Julie Pinkwater, publisher of G&J's Fitness, is heading to Meredith Corp. to become publisher of Ladies' Home Journal. Ms. Pinkwater starts at Meredith Sept. 20.