After Friday's Village Voice bloodbath, two staff writers have resigned their positions: Tejal Rao, a restaurant critic owners just publicly lauded, and investigative reporter Nick Pinto.

Update, 4pm: A public-relations firm passes along the following statement on behalf of Voice Media.

Today, the Village Voice regretfully accepted the resignations of food critic Tejal Rao and staff writer Nick Pinto. We thank Rao and Pinto for their excellent work, and wish them the best.

We’ll now continue to focus on rebuilding the Voice to more closely align its superior content and editorial products with the long-term goals of Voice Media Group and the needs of our New York audience.

Interim editor Pete Kotz is already working to fill open positions with fresh talent. Since the job openings were posted Friday at 4pm, more than 100 applications have been received.