29 Nov 2012

APN staff numbers being cut

9:21 am on 29 November 2012

The APN newspaper chain is reducing employee numbers as it restructures its publications.

The changes involve cutting eight jobs across the New Zealand Herald's various mastheads.

Specalist editors will be appointed to take control of content such as business and sport for all the organisation's publications - The New Zealand Herald, The Weekend Herald, The Herald on Sunday and the company's website.

Editor-in-chief Tim Murphy said streamlining the roles will mean a greater focus on digital news, and will also help APN financially.

The company has already dropped publications in the South Island.

Staff will be consulted about the changes over the coming week.