A memo leaked to Press Gazette revealed a series of thoughts outlined by the regional publishing boss about the future role of journalists in the group.
They include giving responsibility for producing smaller weekly titles to single content managers who will “skim” online published content to create the newspaper.
The document also envisages that the majority of newspaper content will be produced by third party contributors, with the journalist’s main role being to assemble it in “attractive formats.”
Local World has described the document as an “internal working paper” and it is understood that it was sent only to a small number of LW staff.
A spokesperson said: “Our strategy is built around enriched content and this internal working paper is to help inform the work on building systems which free our journalists up to focus on creating, sourcing and managing content.”
The document envisages that editors will become ‘content directors’ whose role will chiefly be concerned with content strategy rather than with choosing inside page leads.
Most journalists would work remotely, but larger daily titles would be put together by a group of content managers who would remain office-bound.
Mr Montgomery took over as both chief executive and chairman of Local world earlier this month with the departure of the previous CEO, Steve Auckland.
Company results published today by its biggest shareholder, DMGT, reveal that it made an operating profit of around £28m in the first nine months of the year.