Staff axed at Trinity Mirror flagship national titles

Dominic Ponsford
 
More cutbacks have emerged at Trinity Mirror with
some 20 editorial jobs being cut at the flagship national titles: the
Daily and Sunday Mirror.
 
It follows news that drastic cuts are also on the cards at the Scottish
Daily Mirror where some 30 journalists are employed producing a tartan
edition.
 
The cutbacks are part of a company-wide review at Trinity Mirror which is expected
to result in up to 770 posts going from across the business.
 
More than 100 journalists have already been cut from the company’s
regional titles.
 
In 2003 around 50 journalists were cut from the Daily Mirror and a
further 38 went with the closure of its magazine supplement M.
 
In addition to the cuts at the Mirror it is understood that the deputy
editor of sister title the People, Alan Edwards, is going from that
paper.
 
A spokesman for MGN Ltd said: “In view of the challenging economic
conditions facing all media companies, MGN Ltd has conducted a review of
its cost base. That review is now complete.
 
“As a result, we have identified a number of areas where we can and need to
save costs. Affected staff will be briefed by their management no later
than Friday 9th December and we will begin the consultation process then.
Where possible, we will seek volunteers subject to being able to maintain
the right balance of skills and experience within the business.”
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