Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Trinity axes editor's post at Paisley Daily Express

The editor's post at the Trinity Mirror-owned Paisley Daily Express is being made redundant.

AllMediaScotland reports that the position of Express editor Anne Dalrymple is now subject to a 30-day consultation process. She has been editor of the paper - which is owned by Scottish & Universal Newspapers, part of the Trinity Mirror group - for five years and with the title for 29 years.

It quotes a statement issued by Trinity Mirror which said: "As part of an ongoing review of the business, S&UN has announced a number of proposed changes to the editorial management structure at the Paisley Daily Express. The Paisley Daily Express, together with its associated free publication, the Renfrewshire World, will become part of the Ayrshire/West region of S&UN.

"Consequently, the [region-wide] group editor [Alan Woodison] will now assume responsibility for these titles and, in order to support senior editorial staff and oversee the change process, will be based at the Paisley office with immediate effect.

"As a result of these changes it is proposed that the role of editor at the Paisley Daily Express will be made redundant and the company has entered into a period of consultation with the member of staff affected."

An NUJ chapel motion said: "The Paisley Daily Express Chapel unanimously opposes the management's decision to make the permanent, full-time editor's position redundant as of January 13, 2011. As the only daily title within S&UN, the Paisley Daily Express needs a full-time editor to maintain the standards and integrity of the publication. The chapel urges management to reinstate the post immediately."

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