First round of redundancies start at Daily Telegraph

There have been a number of redundancies at The Daily Telegraph this week as the paper aims to cut costs.

Last Friday, Obituaries editor Andrew McKie left the paper after nearly 19 years. This was followed on Monday by the departures of motoring editor, Peter Hall and Paul Eccleston, editor of telegraph.co.uk.

On Tuesday, Sam Leith left the paper after nearly 10 years of service. He had been literary editor.

Yesterday, golf correspondent Lewin Mair and athletics correspondent Tom Knight left without being replaced.

Whilst members of staff leave, management at the paper are assuming new roles. Deputy editor Tony Gallagher will oversee content at the group whilst Sunday Telegraph editor Ian MacGregor will become responsible for supplements. Mark Skipworth will oversee the Saturday edition whilst maintaining his role as executive editor.

[lnk|http://www.featuresexec.com/publications/info_features.php?pubid=176&hilight=telegraph|_self|The Daily Telegraph]

[lnk|http://www.featuresexec.com/publications/info_features.php?pubid=2212&hilight=telegraph|_self|The Sunday Telegraph]

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