London – July 12, 2011 – News International (NI) can today announce that it will offer employment opportunities to the vast majority of staff who lost their jobs as a result of the closure of the News of the World.
Starting next week, NI human resource managers will meet with each of the affected News of the
World staff with a view to placing them in jobs.
The company has already identified 30 editorial employment opportunities across its titles, including existing job vacancies.
NI has already confirmed that, as a first step, Fabulous magazine - the News of the World's award-winning supplement with 30 journalists - will be preserved.
NI remains committed to investing in journalism and is proud of the fact that we are one of the biggest employers of highly skilled journalists in the world.
News International publishes The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun. In terms of growth, share, circulation and reader engagement, the Company's titles are among the world's most successful. Newsprinters prints the national titles and operates as a contract printing subsidiary for the three state of the art printing plants. Further brands which are part of the group include the Times Literary Supplement and milkround.co.uk. The News International group has an investment in fashion website BrandAlley.co.uk. In 2007, News International became the UK's first carbon neutral newspaper publisher. This was achieved by increasing energy efficiency, switching to renewable energy and combined heat and power and purchasing high quality offsets.
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