Trinity Mirror confirmed today that it was looking to cut around 17 editorial staff from its operation on Merseyside with the majority of the cuts understood to affect morning paper, the Liverpool Daily Post.
The publisher informed staff this morning and has entered a period of consultation with those affected.
Trinity Mirror said it would seek as many redundancies as possible through voluntary means, however compulsory redundancy can’t be ruled out.
The publisher confirmed last month that a further 82 staff would be cut from its operation in Birmingham as it converted the Birmingham Post from a morning paper into a weekly and shifted evening paper the Birmingham Mail to overnight printing.
A company source told Press Gazette that similar changes were not happening in Liverpool and that the Liverpool Daily Post would remain a morning daily paper despite the cuts.
Redundancies are expected “across the board” with no one department of Trinity’s operation in Liverpool coming under particular focus.
Sara Wilde, managing director for Trinity Mirror Regional North West and Wales, said: “It is vital that we continue to make and take these difficult decisions and I believe these changes will ensure we have a viable, robust and thriving business which continues to provide jobs and media services to the communities we serve.”
Trinity Mirror merged aspects of evening paper the Liverpool Echo and Daily Post newsrooms in November last year leading to the loss of around 78 jobs and the scrapping of the Post’s Saturday edition.
The company also moved printing out of the city last year with the Echo and the Daily Post now produced at a print works in Oldham.