Six photographer and picture desk roles are set to be axed at a regional daily and its sister weeklies as a spate of redundancies continues at regional publisher Newsquest.
Other roles at risk of redundancy include those of the picture editor and the picture desk assistant.
The move follows a series of photographic cutbacks at other Newsquest papers in recent months, with the group reducing the number of staff photographers and increasing the use of freelances.
In February, it was announced that two picture desk roles would be axed at the Southern Daily Echo to be replaced by a user generated content editor role.
Last December, it was revealed that Northern Echo chief photographer Richard Doughty and his deputy Andy Lamb had left the title as part of a review across Newsquest’s North East and Yorkshire titles.
And York daily The Press axed the role of picture editor and reduced the number of staff photographers from four to three.
Further cuts at the end of last year saw photographic staff at Newsquest’s North London titles reduced from six to three and job cuts at the Worcester News and its sister weeklies saw four photographer jobs, one full-time and three part-time, reduced to one full time equivalent.
Gary Lawrence, group editor at the Wiltshire titles, said he could not comment on the latest proposals.