Newspaper sub-editing work set to head to New Zealand
Newspaper sub-editing work is set to head to New Zealand, after publisher Fairfax Media announced it will move the work from Australia.
The work of checking journalists' copy and laying out pages is moving as the company tries to reduce costs.
The company declined to comment on how many jobs will be created in New Zealand.
The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, the union that represents journalists in Australia, says the proposal is foolish.
The union says it is impossible for sub-editors located in another country to have the depth of knowledge about local circumstances and events needed to do the job.