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Media house might 82 jobs delete

Money At "media house", the publisher of The Standard, Gazet van Antwerpen, het Nieuwsblad and het belang van Limburg, disappear by the transformation - and o

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Media house might 82 jobs delete
Money At "media house", the publisher of The Standard, Gazet van Antwerpen, het Nieuwsblad and het belang van Limburg, disappear by the transformation - and optimalisatieplan may 82 full time jobs (FTE's). That the company has today self-published. Furthermore, it establishes The Standard located in the centre of Brussels.

"media house" wants to be the declining profitability of the Belgian nieuwsactiviteiten again on the level, it sounds. The company makes mention of a declining advertising market, significant increases in paper prices and payroll costs on the figures roads. On the other hand, is the increasing digital newspaper circulation is inadequate to allow the decrease of the printing market to absorb. the

Therefore, wants to "media house", an accelerated evolution towards a “digital first, customer-driven and efficient organisation” to implement. The media company wants so accelerated transform and digitize it. The savings and measures that can lead to the deletion of 82 full time jobs. the

“This would be primarily within the domain of the administrative, commercial and support services might be. It is the intention of the number of redundancies as much as possible to limit”, it sounds in the press release.

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The measures shouldn't come as a surprise. At the presentation of the annual figures sounded already that "media house", is working on a plan for a better efficiency of the Belgian printing can. the

CEO Gert Ysebaert wants with the accelerated implementation of the plan throughout the process - from the editors about the ads to the readers - efficiently, for instance through the optimization and automation. The company wants to invest in the digitisation and a qualitative paper offer. the

“If we the two at the same time, want to do, we need our internal otherwise organize”, he says. Digital services come in the first place, and the paper follows in the second instance. “Today we return, therefore,” says Ysebaert. “When the editors is already working”, sounds. This plan is not the start, but the acceleration of it.”


the End of 2020 will be the editors of The Standard to move from Groot-Bijgaarden to Brussels city centre, close to the Central Station. All other activities that are now still in Groot-Bijgaarden sit, moving to the headquarters in Antwerp. It comes to services for the group works, for example the advertising sales, a part of the servicesafdeling and a part of the IT department.

“The journalistic functions to go to the center of Brussels.” The Standard to choose resolutely for a place in the political heart of Belgium and Europe, says the CEO.

"media house", also wants to “make maximum use of the scale of the Belgian-Dutch group”. This is about all the technical terms, explains the CEO. The staff was today informed, after which the social dialogue with the trade unions was launched.

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