Five editorial roles are set to be lost at a regional daily newspaper after a call for voluntary redundancies received no takers.
Newsquest invited applications for voluntary redundancy at the former NWN Media titles, including North East Wales daily The Leader, which it purchased in 2017.
However no requests were forthcoming as a result of which the company says five roles are now at risk.
They include the two remaining staff photographer roles at the titles, two feature writer roles and the head of news.
A Newsquest spokesman said: “We continue to look at ways of working more efficiently across our business and have now decided to progress our proposal of centralising the Leader and Chester editorial functions.
“As we received no requests for voluntary redundancy, this has put the roles of two staff photographers, two feature writers and one head of news at risk.
“Whilst these potential redundancies are regrettable, it means we can continue to invest in frontline reporters which are central to the continued success of our local news brands.”
Since the Newsquest takeover of NWN, The Leader’s former owner, a number of staff cuts have taken place including around 20 job losses in the ad creation department after production was switched to Oxford.
The voluntary redundancy scheme was opened for staff in Chester and Mold earlier this year.