Scottish Daily Record

Possible senior redundancies follow major restucture in December which merged the parent company of the Daily Record with Trinity Mirror's regional Scottish publisher

Four senior executives at Scotland's Daily Record are in consultation talks over their future with publisher Trinity Mirror, the company confirmed today.

In a statement Trinity Mirror said: "We can confirm we have entered into a confidential period of consultation with four senior members of staff from Media Scotland", but declined to comment on the nature of the talks.

All Media Scotland reported that executive sports editor Jim Traynor, deputy editor Bob Caldwell, assistant editor Tom Hamilton, and former managing editor Derek Stewart-Brown were in redundancy talks with Daily Record publisher Media Scotland, but according to AMS Traynor has since denied that he is leaving the paper.

None of the four were available for comment at the time of writing.

News of the consultations follows a major restructure at Trinity Mirror's national and regional businesses in Scotland which saw the Daily Record and Sunday Mail join together with sister Scottish and Universal Newspapers (S&UN), publisher of regional titles, to create umbrella group Media Scotland.

The merger also saw the Bruce Waddell, editor-in-chief of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, step down after eight years at the helm.

Wadell was replaced by Allan Rennie, former editorial development director for Trinity Mirror Nationals, who was appointed editor-in-chief of Media Scotland.

In June Trinity Mirror announced that it was to make 90 editorial job cuts across the Daily Record and Sunday Mail. All Trinity Mirror staff are under an ongoing pay freeze which will continue through 2012, the company confirmed in December.

This report was amended on 6 January to state that Jim Traynor had denied that he was is redundancy talks with the Daily Record. A claim in the headline that Trinity Mirror was in "redundancy talks" with the four executives was also changed.

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