A restructure at a Scottish regional newspaper publisher is seeing editor roles at five weekly titles scrapped in favour of content editor positions.
Union representatives say the editor roles on each of the five titles are being replaced by content editor positions to which the existing editors have been invited to apply.
The company’s managing editor Craig Jackson, who is overseeing the changes, was unavailable for comment.
Paul added that no job losses were involved in the restructure as new positions had been created, while some reporters are being put back on patch after offices in Helensburgh, Dumbarton and Paisley were closed and centralised at the company’s Clydebank office.
Added Paul: “They also realised that moving the reporters has led to a loss of identity so they are going to try and get reporters back in offices. We understand that they are looking at taking one or two people on.”