According to the Press Gazette, another round of job cuts, this time some 100 editorial jobs are set to go at Johnston Press (Publishers of the Peterborough Telegraph) in the latest round of cuts. NUJ sources claim15 jobs will be at risk at Johnston Press's production hubs in Edinburgh and Peterborough, with some jobs being transferred to Sheffield. Peterborians seemingly face the prospect of the once proud daily Peterborough Telegraph now reduced to a weekly being edited from Sheffield!
Around 32 jobs are believed to be at risk of redundancy in Scotland, up to 13 in Northern Ireland, ten in the North East and eight in the North West.
Staff have been given until 29 January to apply for voluntary redundancy.
According to the National Union of Journalists, 15 jobs will be at risk at Johnston Press's production hubs in Edinburgh and Peterborough, with some jobs being transferred to Sheffield.
And the union said 22 editor, content editor and deputy positions are also set to go.
It said unfilled vacancies in some areas will count towards the total number of redundancies. For example, there are no reporter cuts expected in the south, but four vacancies in Portsmouth will not be filled.
Full story: http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/nearly-100-journalists-risk-redundancy-across-johnston-press-scotland-and-northern-ireland-worst-hit
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