Production jobs could be lost in the latest phase of Newsquest’s centralisation of its subbing operation.
Staff based in Oxford were yesterday told production workers could be axed as the group continues to move more sub-editors to its hub in Newport, South Wales.
The process has already seen job losses at other Newsquest offices in the North West and North East.
Staff may be given the option to relocate to Newport as part of the changes, although it has been speculated between 20 and 25 jobs may be lost.
However Chris Moore, managing director of Newsquest Oxfordshire and Wiltshire, told HoldtheFrontPage: “Neither of those numbers are correct.
“I can confirm we have entered into consultation with a number of staff and it’s inappropriate to confirm numbers at the moment because people will have the option to relocate.”
The changes are expected to come into effect early next year.
Earlier this year the decision in the North East led to a strike by journalists in York, Darlington and Bradford.
The group has already announced redundancies at The Herald, in Glasgow, and the Lancashire Telegraph, in Blackburn, this month.