more jobs lost.
its getting bad now
THE Liverpool Echo and her sister papers today announced a major restructure of their newsgathering on Merseyside.
The move will see a streamlining of the current operation with the loss of 43 jobs from the 175 editorial roles in the company’s Merseyside operation.
Parent company Trinity Mirror is to merge its News
teams across Merseyside to provide up-to-the-minute online content for its websites as well as all material for its daily and weekly newspaper titles.
The Liverpool Daily Post is to move to five-day, Monday to Friday publishing, though online companion sites liverpoolecho.co.uk and liverpooldailypost.co.uk will remain seven days-a-week operations.
The changes will be implemented early next year and the company is committed to achieving as many of the redundancies as possible on a voluntary basis.
The escalating economic crisis has hit advertising revenues across the media industry and the Echo has moved quickly to safeguard its position.
It believes the revolutionary editorial plan will ensure a strong long-term future by providing rich, in-depth and absorbing content for the company’s steadily growing North West on-line audience which already exceeds 1.7m unique users a month.