Derby Telegraph consults on ten job losses

The Derby Telegraph has become the latest Northcliffe title to face job cuts.

The daily newspaper has begun a series of consultations with around ten members of staff.

Editor Steve Hall made a statement this week announcing: 'Continuing difficult trading conditions have made it necessary for the Derby Telegraph to review its costs and, over the past few days, the company has entered into consultations with a small number of staff.

'Discussions are now taking place with some members of the editorial features team, the editorial artist, the senior management PA and, within newspaper sales, the retail sales controllers.

'We are keen to hear the views of all those directly impacted by our proposals and will not take final decisions on any potential restructuring/redundancy until these consultations have concluded.

'No other teams are impacted by these potential changes.

'I appreciate that these will be worrying times for those involved in the consultations. The company will do all it can to ensure that matters are dealt with professionally and sympathetically."

Press Gazette this week reported that Northcliffe has also announced the closure of the Lincoln Target and the Gainsborough Target, along with continued job losses this year in editorial staff for their titles the Leicester Mercury and the Northampton Post.

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