AAP restructure sees loss of 20-25 editorial jobs

Newswire service the Australian Associated Press has announced a restructure that will see a 10 per cent cut across editorial and will result in the loss of 20-25 editorial jobs.

According to a statement issued today AAP Newswire editorial resources which now be split across two divisions a core news service and enterprise division.

AAP Editor-in-chief Tony Gillies said the changes will see a greater centralisation of subbing and production resources.

“Clearly we need to create a sustainable business structure.While it means there will be fewer jobs, it also means there will be new jobs as we shape our editorial teams to deliver the new services and products,” said Gillies.

“This is a significant transformation and we will be working closely with our staff over the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition to our new way of working,” he said.

As part of the restructure the company also announced new information services for news and entertainment called LiveWire covering politics, finance, sport and entertainment.

“LiveWire draws on our strength for accurate, fast-breaking news and combines it with smart curation of related content, including social media,’’ said Gillies.

“Importantly, LiveWire has a high degree of customisation. This allows clients to not only tailor its look and feel, but also inject their own content into the stream.”

The new services will be rolled out from July 1.

Nic Christensen


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