Thursday 5 February 2009

Northcliffe shake-up could cost 20 jobs

More than 20 people including three weekly editors are set to lose their jobs as a result of the shake-up at Tamworth-based Central Independent Newspapers, HoldtheFrontPage says today.
Northcliffe is proposing to centralise subbing of CIN at The Sentinel, Stoke.
HTFP is understood that 24 of the 42 jobs currently based at Tamworth are at risk, including the editors of four free weekly titles and features staff as well as sub-editors.
Those facing possible redundancy include Lichfield Mercury editor Tim Hewitt, Natalie Missenden, editor of the Walsall Advertiser and the Great Barr Observer, and Sutton Coldfield Observer editor Charlotte Hart.
It is proposed that in future all four free titles will come under the control of Tamworth Herald editor Gary Phelps, who is editor-in-chief of CIN.
HTFP also reports a number of redundancies have been proposed at the Sentinel, including three photographic posts and one assistant editor role.

No comments: