London - The Daily Mail and General Trust said Monday it expects to shed a thousand jobs in its Northcliffe Media unit, which produces more than 110 local publications.
The trust said advertising revenues at Northcliffe Media were expected to be down 37% in the current quarter, worse than the group's overall drop of 24%.
The number of job cuts planned in Northcliffe are double the level the group announced in November, and represent 22% of its current staff. Further reductions are being made in other operations, the trust said, but gave no details.
In the latest five months, DMGT said revenue had fallen by 12%.
Northcliffe Media's publications include the Bath Chronicle, the Leicester Mercury, the Bristol Evening Post and the Derby Telegraph.