MNA efficiency drive puts 'small number' of sub-editor jobs at risk

Midland News Association is considering making a "small number" of sub-editor redundancies as part of an effort to improve efficiency.

The restructure could also see some subs relocated from Wolverhampton to Telford, the company said.

MNA publishes the UK's largest regional newspaper, Wolverhampton's Express and Star, as well as the Shropshire Star.

An MNA spokesman said: “The MNA has begun discussions with editorial staff in order to introduce more efficient ways of working to meet the changing needs of readers of our growing print and digital portfolio.

“As part of the changes, a small number of redundancies may be necessary.

“Voluntary requests are being sought and no decision has been made with regard to sub editors moving to Telford. Discussions with staff are ongoing.

“Our aim is to complete the changes by the beginning of April."

Press Gazette understands the total number of redundancies is expected to in low single figures.

Five out of MNA's 12 photographers left the company at the end of the year following a separate review.

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