Eleven journalism jobs could go at the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Trinity Mirror confirmed today.
It is the latest in a series of editorial jobs cuts in regional newspapers which have emerged across the country today (see related stories below).
The company is bringing the paper’s printing time time forward by around three hours to reach the ‘critical lunchtime period’and moving to a single edition.
In a statement the company said: ‘The proposed changes will mean a restructure in the editorial department of the title with the potential loss of 11 jobs.”
Trinity also announced printing of the title is being shifted to its site in Teesside – which could result in the loss of a further 15 jobs at its Newcastle printing site.
The managing director of NCJ Media – a subsidiary of Trinity – David Simms said: ‘This restructure aims to help our newspapers and websites come through the recession and ensure a future for our media brands in the North East.
‘We are committed to achieving as many of these potential redundancies as possible by voluntary means.”
A staff consultation begins today.
Earlier today it emerged that six editorial jobs are under threat at Teesside’s Evening Gazette, also published by Trinity Mirror, where there are plans to restructure the newsdesk and reduce the number of senior editorial positions from six to three.