Ten jobs are under threat as a result of a planned restructure at a group of South West newspapers that includes merging some news and picture desk functions.
Photographic and commercial feature writing roles are among those at risk as regional publisher Northcliffe Media seeks to make a series of change.
They include a merger of some news and picture desk operations at the Plymouth-based Western Morning News and sister daily The Herald.
And the region-wide commercial editorial department is likely to be cut back following last year’s moves by the Torquay Herald Express and Exeter Express & Echo to weekly publication.
The plans were confirmed in a statement issued by Western Morning News editor Bill Martin:
He said: “As part of an ongoing review of how the news and picture operations of the Herald and the Western Morning News are run, the merger of some news and picture desk functions is now being considered.
“In a separate move, the commercial editorial department that serves all South West media group titles is being reconfigured to reflect last year’s change to weekly publication in Torquay and Exeter.
“The proposed restructure could lead to the loss of up to 10 posts across the two Plymouth-based titles.”