New York Times journalists walked out of their New York-based office en masse Thursday in protest of mass layoffs set to disproportionately target the paper's copy editors.

The Times is undergoing a round of layoffs to restructure the newsroom's editing process. The paper is reportedly planning to cut up to 50 of about 100 copy editing positions in an effort to save money and modernize its news production in the digital era.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, who writes for the New York Times Magazine, posted a photo on Twitter of the walk-out.

"Hundreds of New York Times journalists walkout today to protest copy desk buyouts," she wrote.

The union that represents Times journalists has requested that executives reconsider and reduce the number of layoffs.

Editor's note: A previous version of this article incorrectly named the writer for New York Times Magazine, confusing her Twitter user name with her real name. Her real name is Nikole Hannah-Jones. The update also corrects the number of positions the paper is looking to cut.