Ottawa-based employees with Sun Media will be affected by about 200 job cuts the company announced on Tuesday, a company executive said.
Martin Tremblay, the vice president of public affairs with parent company Quebecor, declined to specify exactly how many jobs will be eliminated in the capital but said there won’t be any more or less cuts in the city than in other places.
“It’s clearly all across the organization,” said Mr. Tremblay.
About a quarter of the job cuts will come from editorial positions, according to a company press release.
The company’s Ottawa operations include the Ottawa Sun daily newspaper and the Sun News Network TV channel.
Sun Media has 36 paid-circulation daily newspapers and three free dailies as well as almost 200 community newspapers, shopping guides and other specialty publications.
Declining advertising revenues have hit the newspaper industry hard.
Publishers have moved to cut costs as digital advertising revenue has failed to make up the losses from traditional print advertising.
The latest cuts at Sun Media follow a move by the company earlier this year to slash 360 jobs and shut down 11 publications.
In that move, the company closed down eight community newspapers and its 24 Hours free daily papers in Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton.
–With files from The Canadian Press.