More than 20 journalism jobs are set to be lost in a restructure by JPIMedia.
The regional publisher is planning to make 22 full-time equivalent roles redundant across its community news reporting teams.
The teams are based at a number of different regional hubs around the country, and are responsible for community pages across multiple titles.
It is understood staff have until 15 March to apply for voluntary redundancy.
The cuts are set to be implemented as a result of a variety of factors including declining advertising revenues and cuts to newspaper paginations.
The company declined to comment when approached by HTFP, and has not revealed where the at-risk roles are based.
Last month it was revealed JPI would be taking on 19 new community news reporters as part of a new scheme funded by Facebook.
It is not clear whether the journalists currently at risk could be offered some of the new roles.
The social media giant is partnering with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and nine regional publishers to fund a total of 82 new journalists across the country.
The new reporters are set to be based in under-reported communities, both rural and urban.