Wirral News publisher Trinity Mirror North West has announced a major restructure of its Merseyside newsgathering operation.
The organisation is to launch a revolutionary new editorial operating model which will see stories written by Wirral reporters taken through a streamlined production process at a centralised hub in Old Hall Street.
The changes, to be implemented next year, will lead to a reduction of 43 jobs from the 175-strong Merseyside team. 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 accentuating the need for change. The revolutionary editorial plan, conceived by Trinity Mirror North West editors over several months, is designed to secure a strong. long-term future for all weekly and daily titles and to focus on providing rich, in depth absorbing content for the company's steadily growing North West online audience which already exceeds audience 1.7m unique users a month.