The BBC today confirmed that 360 staff in the corporation’s online operation are to lose their jobs as the department’s budget is cut by 25 per cent to £103 million by 2013, according to a report by Guardian Media.
The report says: “BBC Online cuts have been in the pipeline since last summer, but come as the corporation gears up for far more sweeping job losses across the organisation in order to meet savings targets imposed following the licence fee deal negotiated with the government in October.”
The Guardian report does not specify any job losses within the BBC’s online coverage of sport.
OTHER RECENT ARTICLES ABOUT SPORTS DESK JOB CUTS
- One-third of UK journalism jobs cut in past decade
- Rugby league correspondent Chris Irvine latest to leave The Times
- Times past after 32 years for David Hands
- PA Sport under scrutiny in cost-cutting drive
- Wapping tabloids axe four staff ahead of the World Cup
- Tomas, Butler and Hamilton go as Obs re-launches
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