More than 20 staff affected by News Corp’s latest redundancy round

More than 20 staff have left News Corp in the latest round of redundancies,  Mumbrella understands.

The Daily Telegraph has lost a number of staff in News Corp’s latest round of redundancies

It follows reports from the AFR in September, which suggested up to 30 staff, including production staff would leave the business, with some to join Australian Associated Press subsidiary Pagemasters as sub-editors.

Mumbrella understands as many as 25 staff were affected on Friday, with those affected mainly stemming from The Daily Telegraph. Mumbrella understands the staff worked across production, editorial and design.

In September, a News Corp spokesperson told Mumbrella the redundancies were about making operations more efficient.

“Equally, this applies to our editorial operations and how we identify opportunities to create the most efficient digitally responsive newsrooms,” a spokesperson said at the time.

Today, a spokesperson said: “We have nothing further to add to the comments we have made to Mumbrella previously.”

The latest redundancy round comes a month after News Corp looked to centralising its marketing teams.

In May, a number of photographers and production staff were made redundant and in July, News Corp and Fairfax Media, which is set to be owned by Nine, entered an agreement to share printing presses in a bid to save costs. None of News Corp’s employees were affected in the Fairfax deal.


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