Argus jobs to go as more posts move from Brighton to Southampton

Posted On 16 Oct 2010 at 7:25 am

Seven jobs are to go at Brighton and Hove’s daily newspaper The Argus.

Six of the posts are news sub-editors and one is the post of Worthing reporter, held by Paul Holden, who also edits an Argus offshoot called The Sentinel.

A formal consultation is believed to have begun yesterday on a proposal to move the news subbing function to Southampton.

The Argus’s printing operation moved there last year from its Hollingbury headquarters at the cost of about 20 jobs.

The subbing switch will lead to the creation of three jobs in Southampton.

No one from Newsquest (Sussex) – the owner of The Argus – was available for comment last night.

  1. dave jones Reply

    good luck to the journalists.
    my job at the council nursery is on the line so i know what they’re going through.
    Having a local paper,with enough local reporters to go out and give a voice to the lives and concerns of local people is part of democracy.
    Otherwise, our lives are reflected only by big institutions via PR company press releases to distant newsrooms

  2. dave Reply

    all the drivers are being made redundant does anyone care about us

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