Staff at two weekly newspapers are set to be based away from their respective patches after a regional publisher’s decision to close their offices.
Meanwhile JP is set to close the offices of the Daventry Express, where one reporter on the newspaper is currently based.
It is understood the journalist will work from home or the offices of the Northampton Chronicle and Echo, around 12 miles away.
The Express office, on High street, in the Northamptonshire town, is set to shut its doors on 8 January, while the Guardian’s North Bar headquarters, pictured above, has already closed, with staff understood to have been given three weeks notice prior to the transfer to Leamington.
Both the Express and the Guardian form part of JP’s South Midlands publishing unit, which earlier this year adopted the company’s ‘Newsroom of the Future’ structure.
The initiative sees journalists working across multiple titles within the same region.
In recent years JP has undertaken an ongoing programme of office closures o ensure that its remaining buildings are “fit-for-purpose”.
HTFP has requested a comment on the issue from the company.