A regional publisher is set to make cuts to its photography departments – with a number of staff at risk of redundacy as a result.
Archant has confirmed it has begun a consultation with photographers affected by the plan, although the company has declined to state how many jobs are set to be lost.
HTFP understands the cuts affect Archant’s newspaper publishing operation in London and Hertfordshire.
In London, Archant’s titles include the Ham & High, Hackney Gazette and Islington Gazette, while the Herts Advertiser, Stevenage-based weekly The Comet and the Royston Crow are among the newspapers it publishes in Hertfordshire.
A company spokesman told HTFP: “Archant confirms that as part of a review of its newspaper photography departments, it has started a consultation process with affected staff.”
Last month HTFP revealed Archant was planning to close five newspaper offices across Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, saying that retaining them “makes no sense commercially”.
But the company said no titles would close as a result of that proposal and there would also be no job losses as a result of it.