Publisher aims at creation of new roles of digital journalists

Roles of journalism are set to be redeployed to bigger cities as a regional publisher prepares fresh launches on rival territory. Publisher National World in UK has confirmed a restructure affecting dozens of staff which will see the creation of 30 new digital journalist roles. However, it is understood a similar number of existing jobs are to be made redundant across the group, with some reporters affected being offered alternative roles at National World’s city-based ‘World’ titles. The changes come after the publisher revealed last month it is expanding the ‘World’ brand into three as-then unspecified new areas. It would now appear that these three areas are York – traditionally served by Newsquest daily the York Press – Leeds and Portsmouth, where the company is currently recruiting for deputy editor roles.

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