Sunday 25 February 2018

INM announces proposed changes in management of editorial production

Independent House, Talbot Street, Dublin
Independent House, Talbot Street, Dublin
Donal O'Donovan

Donal O'Donovan

Independent News & Media (INM) has announced a proposed change in the management of its editorial production function for Dublin.

The move will involve a number of redundancies, the company said.

It will see outsourcing of currently Dublin based editorial production services to PA (the Press Association), the company said.

This proposed change is being implemented to consolidate and outsource production services in line with many other newspaper titles, INM said.

“We need to adjust our organisation and structures to protect against the impact of greater economic challenges.  Businesses need to adapt and innovate to survive and working with PA will allow us to maximise synergies and efficiencies while partnering with a world-class organisation that already provides production services to many well-known titles,” said Robert Pitt, CEO, Independent News & Media.

"Our commitment is to quality and trusted journalism and we will continue to invest in good writing and content in our newspapers and online. However, we are constantly looking at how we can produce and print the papers in the most efficient and innovative fashion possible," said Stephen Rae, Group Editor-in-Chief, INM.

"The business has decided to move our Production Hub facilities to PA from where they will be managed by our editorial team at Talbot Street in Dublin," he added.

The outsourcing project is a continuation of the overall ongoing group re-organisation of INM, the  company said.

The move includes a programme of redundancies across the production function. 

"Employees have been informed and the company is engaging with its staff to discuss these redundancies," INM said.

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