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.
But his departure will no doubt leave those few remaining staff on probation wondering if they could be next for the axe.
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.
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