NEW YORK — Gannett, which owns USA TODAY and more than 100 local news properties, is reducing its workforce by about 2 percent to help manage costs in a difficult environment for print and digital advertising.

Gannett is the parent company of the Great Falls Tribune, which announced five layoffs in the newsroom, advertising and marketing Tuesday.

The reductions at Gannett will affect workers across the company, including at its headquarters in McLean, Va. The majority of affected employees were notified Tuesday and reductions will be completed by the end of this week, President and CEO Bob Dickey said in a letter to employees.