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Redundancies announced at Trinity Mirror weeklies

Redundancies have been announced at a group of free weekly newspapers owned by Trinity Mirror.

Restructuring at the northern division of Midlands Weekly Media will see the roles of five editors replaced by two group editors.

Consultations are currently taking place at the group, which publishes the Sutton Coldfield News, Cannock Chase Post, Tamworth Times, Lichfield Post, Wolverhampton Adnews, Stafford Post, Walsall Observer and the Burton Trader.

The role of one assistant editor is also being made redundant, and in addition to the two group editor roles, two new sub-editor roles will be created.

The job cuts form part of the 550 announced by Trinity Mirror in July, following a review by chief executive Sly Bailey.

A company spokesman said: “Midlands Weekly Media publishes 22 free weekly papers of similar sizes across the Midlands. Only a handful currently have individual editors.

“All the other Midlands Weekly Media editors are responsible for a series of titles, and this restructuring aims to bring conformity to the editorial management.

“The two new group editors will be responsible for four geographically grouped titles each.”

When appointed, one group editor will oversee the running of the Cannock Chase Post, Stafford Post, Wolverhampton Adnews and Walsall Observer; while the other will look after the Sutton Coldfield News, Tamworth Times, Lichfield Post and Burton Trader.

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