Scotsman/SoS merger plans place senior posts at risk of redundancy

ONGOING merging of The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday productions has placed at least three senior editorial posts ‘at risk of redundancy’.

In a memo to staff on Friday, managing director, Michael Johnston, said the posts of features editor, senior assistant editor and associate editor at The Scotsman would be no longer required.

In their place, an assistant editor for both The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday, with features rolled into the news function.

It is also not known whether other senior editorial posts are at risk because publishers, Johnston Press, are looking to have one person in charge of each of the following content areas across the two titles: news, sport, business, politics, arts and magazines.

Earlier this month, it was announced The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday newspapers are looking to cut around 25 jobs – ideally through voluntary redundancy – following a merging of their productions into a ‘seven day operation’.