INM to merge ‘Herald’ and ‘Sunday World’ newsrooms

Irish media group will hire tabloid platform editor to lead new seven-day newsroom

INM titles the Herald and the Sunday World both recorded steep declines in their newspaper circulations in the second half of 2016. Photograph: Frank Miller

INM titles the Herald and the Sunday World both recorded steep declines in their newspaper circulations in the second half of 2016. Photograph: Frank Miller

Independent News & Media has decided to merge the newsrooms of its tabloid newspapers, the Herald and the Sunday World, into a seven-day operation in the latest restructuring of its editorial activities.

The country’s biggest newspaper publisher also intends to appoint a tabloid platform editor, who will oversee both titles in their print and digital formats. This position will be open to both internal and external candidates.

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