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Herald and Times Group set to axe s1 community site staff after poor viewing figures

By Angela Haggerty | Reporter

Herald and Times

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November 8, 2013 | 3 min read

Redundancy talks are underway at the Herald and Times for the two members of staff who run the s1 community sites.

The staff members are the only two assigned to the sites but a spokesman told The Drum that the community sites will remain open if the redundancies are confirmed, and will instead be moderated by members of staff in other departments.

Cuts: Two members of staff are facing redundancy

The spokesman said that the sites had not achieved the audience numbers that the company had hoped for over the last year. A decision on the two redundancies are expected in the next two or three weeks.

As well as the popular s1 jobs and s1 homes websites run by the Herald and Times Group, the s1 community sites were designed to provide local news and views directly from members of local Scottish communities.

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The news follows an announcement earlier this year that up to 20 jobs were set to be cut at the Herald and Times, with production expected to be the department hardest hit.

The Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times are owned by Newsquest.

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