The Guardian reported that Daily Mirror editor Richard Wallace and Sunday Mirror editor Tina Weaver were called to the office of Mark Hollinshead, managing director of Trinity Mirror’s national titles, on Tuesday morning and told that they would both be made redundant.
Lloyd Embley, editor of The People has been appointed editor of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror with immediate effect. Embley will continue to report to Mark Hollinshead, Managing Director Nationals.
“Today’s announcement represents an important step change in meeting the needs of a multi-media publishing environment,” said Hollinshead. “The next 12 months will be transformational for our business as we continue to grow our online audience, maximise audience delivery on mobile and launch new e-editions for tablet devices in addition to further developing our newspapers.”
Trinity Mirror announced in February that 75 editorial jobs would be lost across The Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and People.
Hollinshead said: “I’m delighted to appoint Lloyd to the position of Editor of the Daily and Sunday Mirror. He is an accomplished editor who has done a first class job on improving the performance and profile of The People having spent several years on the Daily Mirror in a senior executive role.
“Both Richard and Tina leave with our best wishes for the future and our thanks for the extremely valuable contribution they have made to the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror during their tenure as respective Editors.”
In March, Trinity Mirror reported a 40% year-on-year fall in pre-tax profits to £74m for 2011. It also announced that it would have to cut pension fund payments by almost £70m due to diminishing profits.