STAFF restructuring at the free, evening edition of the Daily Record has claimed the post of associate news editor, occupied by Shaun Milne.
A hint of what was to come was a recent extension of the probation period involving recruits to Record PM when it was launched in September – initially with a cover price of 15p, available only in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
It is believed that what started out as a dedicated team is now being absorbed into the main, daily operation, with staff restructuring – including redeployment – the obvious result.
It is also understood that Milne’s role is to be inherited by the current ‘day’ newsdesk and assistant editor, Jonathan Russell.
Milne, a former deputy editor of the Scottish Mirror, is now on 30 days’ ‘gardening leave’, while the company carries out its statutory obligations to consult over the move.
He is also a current director of a new publishing venture, Planet Ink, which, includes, among other titles, a weekly magazine dedicated to Hearts football club, Planet Hearts.