Eleven jobs are set to go as part of a regional publisher’s drive to centralise the sub-editing and advertising operations at its daily newspapers.
DC Thomson has confirmed it is seeking to make five production journalists redundant, as well as six advertising staff.
The redundancies are being sought as part of a plan to introduce teams working across its four dailies – Aberdeen-based titles the Press & Journal and the Evening Express, and Dundee-based titles the Evening Telegraph and the Courier.
The company says the changes will help ensure a “healthy and profitable future in the media world”.
The changes will mean the closure of dedicated subbing departments at the group’s four daily titles, although each newspaper will retain its own senior sub-editors.
Mike Watson, pictured, managing director of DC Thomson Media, said: “The media environment continues to be challenging. Due to these challenges we are reviewing functions within the business to ensure we have a healthy and profitable future in the media world.
“We are working with some of our newspaper and advertising teams to change working practices. These changes are process driven, introducing teams that work across our newspaper portfolio and advertising categories.
“Regrettably these changes do impact a number of individuals, and we anticipate a combined reduction in headcount of approximately 11, across the newspaper and advertising teams.”