Regional publisher Johnston Press is set to axe around 30 design roles as it outsources more staff to India.
The publisher told staff on Thursday that it planned to outsource the work of its Creative Services staff to Express KCS near Delhi by the end of next January.
The move comes after JP outsourced half its advertising creation work to the company in 2012, with the loss of around 60-70 jobs.
The staff are currently based at Johnston Press sites around the UK, including Leeds, Preston, Portsmouth, Sunderland and London and carry out work creating and designing adverts and other visuals for the company.
But it is understood they will lose their jobs unless they choose to move to India, although one manager position is expected to be retained in London.
A spokeswoman for Johnston Press said: “We have recently conducted an extensive review of our Creative Services function, both internally and from a third party, which has identified an opportunity to better organise and deliver creative services across Johnston Press.
“As a result we are proposing to make a number of roles redundant. We have spoken to the impacted team members today and have advised them of our plans.
“There now follows a period of consultation with those whose jobs may be affected.”
In 2012, Johnston Press outsourced the work of the advertising creation teams based in Leeds, Peterborough, Edinburgh and Sheffield but retained the teams at other sites including Sunderland, Portsmouth and Preston.
Express KCS and the Press Association signed a partnership in 2011 to offer creative production services to newspaper publishers in the UK from production centres in India.
In June this year, JP reselected Express KCS to continue the transformation of their advertising production.