MEDIA: Jobs lost in cuts at Sunday Mirror

The UK’s second biggest selling Sunday newspaper, the Sunday Mirror, has laid off 14 staff and more are expected to go as part of a bid to cut costs at the paper.

The UK’s second biggest selling Sunday newspaper, the Sunday Mirror, has

laid off 14 staff and more are expected to go as part of a bid to cut

costs at the paper.



Deputy news editor Hamish MacGregor, who has been with the newspaper for

25 years, deputy features editor Polly Hepburn and sports editor Keith

Fisher were among last week’s casualties.



The magazine’s staff has been slashed by a quarter, mainly on the

production desk, and insiders say that the remaining magazine staff have

been told that their situation will be reviewed in three months.



The cuts follow the recent appointment of People editor Bridget Rowe as

managing director of the Sunday Mirror. Neither Sunday Mirror editor

Tessa Hilton or managing director Bridget Rowe were available to comment

on the job cuts.



Sales of the Sunday Mirror in March fell 0.9 per cent from the previous

month to just over 2.4 million while the People crept up slightly to

just over 2.03 million.



The round of redundancies angered staff as they came in the same week

that Mirror Group sent staff a copy of its annual report which showed

that chief executive David Montgomery and MD Charlie Wilson receive

salaries of pounds 1.1 million. It also shows that Mirror Group’s cable

TV venture Live TV suffered a pounds 10 million loss last year.



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