Trinity Mirror is to restructure its regional news operations with a renewed focus on digital content.
The publisher is planning to implement a project entitled Newsroom 3.1 across its regional operations. The Newcastle and Teesside centres that publish The Chronicle, Evening Gazette, The Journal (Newcastle Upon Tyne) and Sunday Sun are leading the way, with the format being rolled out across all its regional brands throughout the year.
Content from the digitally-led operations will be edited and packaged into regional newspapers at the end of each day.
Neil Benson, regionals editorial director said: "In an era when audiences want access to live up-to-the-minute information across a variety of platforms, our working day will no longer be built around our print products."
As a result of the changes, 25 jobs are being created while eight roles are at risk of redundancy. The additional roles, aimed at increasing traffic and audience interaction, include social media editors, advance content writers and a planning analyst.