A group of weekly newspapers in Yorkshire is offering voluntary redundancy to all its staff – at their request.
The company said the move was made after it was approached by some employees about the possibility of taking voluntary redundancy.
A spokesman for YRN said: “We were approached by staff regarding the possibility of voluntary redundancy across our Yorkshire bases and we have opened up the opportunity for all before any decisions are made.”
Last October, parent company Johnston Press launched a group-wide voluntary redundancy scheme targeted at journalists, in a bid to cut costs across the business.
The move comes amid a raft of changes at the titles, including the departure of Gazette editor Jon Stokoe, who was axed when the company decided to combine his role with that of Scarborough News editor Ed Asquith.
There are also a number of office moves planned, with the News and Gazette offices both being put up for sale and staff set to move to new bases.
The company has played down rumours that the News could to move to a building previously occupied by a local building society, saying no decisions had yet been made about where the new bases for the News or the Gazette would be.