Reach, the owner of the Daily Mirror and Daily Express newspapers in the UK, is today announcing a restructuring of the business which will include a 12% cut in the workforce – around 550 staff.
The company is to bring it’s regional and national news desks closer together described as a ‘news spine’.
They say: ‘The refocused business we’re proposing will combine our National and Regional divisions to create a central ‘news spine’, making content available to titles and editorial teams. This will also mean bringing together our operations across print and digital, further strengthening our news brands online. We’ll also need to re-shape our advertising and support functions so we’re all aligned to support the delivery of this strategy through a more centralised structure with fewer offices and in some cases smaller teams.’
Let’s hope the photo departments are not heavily hit.
More on this when we get it.