More redundancies at News Corp

News Corp has confirmed that a number of roles are being made redundant at the organisation following a statement from The Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA).

A spokesperson for News Corp stated: “We’re making a limited number of our staff redundant as we move to a new way of working, similar to many news organisations internationally, and reflects the successful model we’ve established for our news and sport networks.”

They added that changes would complement the new Australian Business Network which is scheduled to launch next Tuesday (1 December) under the leadership of The Australian’s business editor, Eric Johnston. The centralised business news desk is part of a move to restructure the company’s national business journalism.

The new national business desk will share print and digital content across News Corp’s other broadsheet and metropolitan newspapers, including The Daily Telegraph, The Courier-Mail, Herald Sun, and The Advertiser. Existing metropolitan business reporters will be merged with the new national team.

The MEAA statement cited 16 photographers, 6 roles in centralised production and 3 editorial roles would part of the latest redundancies.

It added that it was “disappointed” with News Corps decision to cut more jobs following the closure and digital migration in News Corp’s local community and regional newspaper businesses earlier this year.


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