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Editorial posts under threat after cuts announcement

Up to 20 newspaper jobs at Newsquest titles in Glasgow could be at risk of redundancy after plans to make cost savings were announced.

The Herald and Times Group, which publishes The Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times, confirmed it was making savings in its newspaper division.

It is understood around half the jobs at risk could be editorial ones, although it is not clear which posts are under threat.

The move comes in the wake of other job loss announcements at Newsquest titles in Bradford, Darlington and Brighton.

The group said the move was caused ‘because of current trading conditions and the outlook for the business in 2011′.

In a statement, the company said it would ‘seek volunteers for redundancy where possible in the division and overall fewer than 20 employees would be affected’.

It said like most regional newspaper groups it had been badly affected by a downturn in advertising.

The statement added: “The company’s s1 internet advertising business, printing and magazines divisions are not affected and continue to grow.”

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  • November 19, 2010 at 4:26 pm
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    Some mistake, surely. A company performing so badly surely wouldn’t have given its chief exec a £106,000 pay rise, would it? Oh, hang on.

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  • November 19, 2010 at 5:36 pm
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    This current wave of redundancies will no doubt eventually reach every centre across the country, and many will be affected by this year’s annual festive chop. It’s a stressful time to work for NQ.

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