Sue Lewis, pictured left, left the Cardigan-based Tivy-Side Advertiser on Friday after being told two weeks ago her job would be axed.
Sue had held the role for almost seven years, and spent 13 years prior to that as deputy editor at the Advertiser.
Staff were informed of the move by Newsquest West Wales publisher Dean Merrick, which will also see the Haverfordwest-based Western Telegraph’s graphic designer leave their role.
It is understood Telegraph and Milford Mercury editor Holly Robinson will take on the Advertiser as part of her portfolio.
So far this month three other Newsquest editors have left the company – Paul Walker, group editor of seven titles in the company’s Stourbridge Division; Sue Smith, of the Stroud News and Journal and Gloucestershire Independent; and Skip Walker, of the Wilts and Glos Standard and Gloucestershire Gazette.
A number of photographic redundancies have also been made by the company across the country.
A source from inside Newsquest West Wales, who did not want to be named, said: “Newsquest accountants look at numbers on a spread sheet but they don’t have a clue about the work editors on smaller weeklies do – including reporting front page splashes and typing in village pars and taking photographs and local events.
“They are losing valuable experience – including contacts built over many years – and putting the futures of the titles at risk for the want of saving a few grand a year. Ridiculous.”
No one from Newsquest has so far responded to a request for a comment.