Emap job alerts are 'unparalleled'

The extent of Emap's plans to restructure have emerged as new positions within the company are advertised.

As the publisher begins to put into action its major Magazines 2010 review, an extensive list of new roles have been advertised on its internal jobs site that illustrates the depth of the restructuring.

They indicate changes across marketing, production, editorial, advertising and events. One source told Press Gazette the number of job adverts was "unparalleled" in recent Emap history.

Most jobs advertised are for its Peterborough-based titles, which are divided into the following sectors: bikes, Motorcycle News (MCN), games/pets, angling, cars (B2B), cars (consumer), leisure/technology, hobbies/ transport and sport — under two subheadings of golf and match.

In the cars B2B sector, Emap is recruiting a new head of publishing, production editor, art editor, editorial assistant and digital producer — a pattern repeated, with some variation, across the 10 markets. Each new business will have its own publishing team, including a designer.

MCN will have its own team with the rest of Emap's motorcycling titles running under a separate umbrella.

The jobs page states that those "at risk of redundancy will take priority in the interview process".

At present, the focus is the Peterborough-based titles, with only four job adverts for its London-based consumer publications More and Grazia.

Staff had been told at meetings with publishers last week which of four categories — ranging from safe to at risk — they were under during the month-long review.

A source within the company said staff were waiting for news of the outcome for B2B titles at the company.

Emap's London-based operations are also to move into a single building in Camden as part of the restructuring.

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