Up to 22 editorial jobs are under threat at a group of Trinity Mirror newspapers with plans to turn two titles into a seven-day operation.
As a result, up to 15 jobs are at risk across the two titles, with a further seven under threat at other Scottish regional papers.
As part of the restructure, Brendan McGinty will become Mail editor and also serve as deputy to Trinity Mirror Scottish nationals editor-in-chief Murray Foote, left, who currently runs the Record.
Brendan’s predecessor, Jim Wilson, took voluntary redundancy from the Mail last month after seven years as editor.
A Trinity Mirror spokeswoman said: “We are seeing growth in digital and in our events and business division but like all publishers we are having to carefully manage costs.
“We are therefore merging the Daily Record and Sunday Mail into an integrated seven-day operation covering print and digital. This means the merger of the two separate news and features departments into one, along with the back bench news and sports.
“As a result up to 15 jobs could be at risk at the Record and Mail, with a further seven in our Scottish regional titles.
“Daily Record Editor Murray Foote will also be editor-in-chief of Scottish nationals with Brendan McGinty his deputy. Brendan will have the title of Sunday Mail editor.”
NUJ Scotland is in talks with Trinity Mirror over the plans.
The union’s assistant organiser tweeted yesterday: “Meeting Trinity Scotland management over cuts announcement- tough times…yet again.”