Up to four photographic jobs are under threat of redundancy in a restructure which will also see the closure of a weekly newspaper office.
Two staff photographer roles are at risk at the Blackburn-based Telegraph and two more at the Warrington Guardian, with a new picture desk curator position to be created at each centre.
And Newsquest’s Northwich office – which houses staff working on the Northwich Guardian and its sister titles in Knutsford, Middlewich, Wilmslow and Winsford – is also set to close, with journalists being transferred to Warrington.
Three admin staff are also understood to be under threat on the Wirral, with one role set to disappear.
A formal consultation period began on Tuesday is set to end in two weeks.
A Newsquest spokesman said: “Due to the ongoing changes in our industry we continue to review our structures.
“Unfortunately, this proposal has placed several roles in the North-West at risk of redundancy which is regrettable.”
The move comes a year after around 12 jobs were lost at the same group titles in a previous round of cutbacks.
Four staff photographer roles, two feature writer roles and two digital editor roles were among those axed at the Warringhton Guardian and its sister titles in Cheshire and Merseyside last November.