The Voice outsources sub-editing to Jamaica

The Voice publisher, the Gleaner, is outsourcing its UK subbing operation to Jamaica as part of a streamlining exercise.

Four production journalists will be made redundant, although the company is looking to redeploy them after their consultation process is over.

Acting managing director George Ruddock said: “It’s what you call a streamlining of the operations of the company. It makes sense to utilise the facilities we have at the head office.

“The final product will be printed in the UK. The technology today lends itself to the use of offsite facilities.

“What has happened is not unusual in the industry but is part of the modern way papers are being produced. It would obviously be a shame if we had to lose people.”

As well as The Voice, the Gleaner publishes the Weekly Gleaner, which is already produced in the Caribbean, and Young Voices in the UK.

In May 2004, The Voice was bought by the Gleaner, which produces its other North American and Canadian titles out of its head office in Jamaica.

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