Staff were informed this afternoon via video link and individuals will be meet with over the coming week to discuss their circumstances.
“The challenges felt by all media are impacting on AAP’s news operation. Recent losses in revenue, which in the main comes from media customers, have placed significant pressure on the business and must be addressed,” said editor in chief, Tony Gillies.
“While we have done all we can to reduce non-staff related operational costs, it is with deep regret that I announce that 13 roles across the editorial division will be made redundant.
“These are extraordinary times in media.
“We have assured all of our colleagues that affected staff will be treated with the utmost dignity and respect in this process and that we will provide the support they need at this difficult time.
“These developments do not alter AAP’s plans to refine its newswires to ensure they remain relevant in this fast-paced, ever-changing and demanding digital media environment.”
Fairfax also confirmed this afternoon that it would proceed with plans to move 66 editorial production jobs from Australia to New Zealand.
Speculation is also mounting that coming restructures at News Limited and Fairfax Media will result in further job cuts.