Four content managers and a news editor left Newsquest Wiltshire last week with an editorial administrator set to join them at the end of this week.
Content managers Joe Polizzi, Andrea Ball, Amanda Pawlak and news editor Anne Richards worked their last day at the group on Friday, along with another content manager who does not wish to be named, while Trowbridge-based administrator Rita Sangster will leave the business this coming Friday.
The move comes after six redundancies among photographers and the picture desk at the Wiltshire titles were revealed in June.
Staff photographers were cut from six to two and the picture editor and picture desk assistant roles also disappeared.
In an announcement to staff, seen by HTFP, group editor Gary Lawrence said: “As you all know we have been consulting with members of editorial staff in Wiltshire on a proposal to make four content manager posts, the post of news editor in Trowbridge and a post of administrator at Trowbridge redundant.
“All of them have given unstinting service and dedication over many years and they will be missed. I’m sure everyone will join me in wishing them well for the future.”
Earlier this summer redundancies announced at other Newsquest titles in Oxford, Bournemouth and Berkshire, leading the National Union of Journalists to describe it as “another summer of sackings” by the company.
Newsquest Wiltshire has yet to respond to HTFP’s request for a comment.