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More job losses expected at News Corp this week

News Corp is expected to announce a slew of job losses, as the deadline given to staff by Michael Miller passed yesterday.

UPDATE: News Corp blasts Nine papers for ‘egregiously false’ reports of staff cuts

Upon announcing major restructures towards the end of last month in a bid to claw back $65 million in bloat, Michael Miller promised staff  that, by June 12, they would receive “more information” on “what these changes mean for you and how teams will operate”, adding: “We will try to minimise these impacts as much as possible and will treat our affected colleagues with the utmost of respect.”

That deadline passed yesterday.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported, via “two sources with knowledge of the decision”, that Miller was to announce up to 80 redundancies amongst its sales teams yesterday.

Last week, the company let go Michael Wilkins, managing director of the company’s national sport brands, and Marcus Hooke, general manager of print production, following the late May removal of news.com.au’s editor-in-chief Lisa Muxworthy, and Editorial Innovation Centre director John McGourty.

Peter Blunden, News Corp Australia’s former national executive editor has also stepped back to three days a week, although he will maintain his board position.

Mumbrella has reached out News Corp for comment.

 

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