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Independent To Shrink Journalist Staff By 30

Independent News & Media is looking for up to 30 redundancies from its editorial staff across its newspaper titles, to allow for further integration of its print and digital operations.

The company also claims it will implement a redesign of the newsroom and invest in technology and training. This will include creating a centralised news desk to co-ordinate news across print and digital, a closely co-ordinated sports hub and shared print production, and shared print production for all titles.

The company said in a statement, "This initiative is a continuation of the overall ongoing group review and re-organisation of INM to future proof the business. As a part of this project, there will be a Voluntary Severance Programme introduced in February. Employees within INM have been informed of this initiative and will begin a further detailed process of team briefings, engagement and consultation with affected teams and individuals."

INM chief executive Robert Pitt commented, "We need to adjust our organisation and structures to plan for and protect against cyclical economic changes and impacts. It is imperative that all businesses adapt to survive and prosper into the future."

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