Staff at the Midland News Association, which owns Wolverhampton’s Express & Star and the Shropshire Star, are currently in discussions with the company over plans to introduce more “efficient ways of working.”
The company has admitted some redundancies may be necessary, although the number of job losses understood to be in single figures.
The MNA is also considering transferring some sub-editing roles from Wolverhampton to the Shropshire Star offices in Telford, although it says no firm decision has yet been made on the proposal. The changes are set to be completed by April.
The MNA said in a statement: “The MNA has begun discussions with editorial staff in order to introduce more efficient ways of working to meet the changing needs of readers of our growing print and digital portfolio.
“As part of the changes, a small number of redundancies may be necessary.
“Voluntary requests are being sought and no decision has been made with regard to sub editors moving to Telford. Discussions with staff are ongoing.
“Our aim is to complete the changes by the beginning of April.”
The proposals come after MNA announced in November that five out of 12 photographic roles were at risk of redundancy.
At the time, the National Union of Journalists warned further cuts could be at the pipeline at the group despite its “long history of commitment to real local news”.