The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Virginia) is cutting its four-person copy desk in October, a memo that went to impacted employees said, according to Virginia Business. Page design for the Daily Progress and sister paper the News Virginian in Waynesboro will be handled by consolidated desks in Indiana or Wisconsin.
There will be one copy editing role remaining and the four who are being cut will be considered, the memo said, according to Virginia Business.
Lee Enterprises owns the papers.
Copy editing and page design positions may be cut at all Lee Enterprises Virginia papers, the business publication reported.
Meanwhile Iowa-based Lee plans to issue a news release before market open Aug. 6 with preliminary results for its third fiscal quarter, which ended June 28. Lee has scheduled an audio webcast and conference call on the results for Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. Eastern time.