Daily Record’s Jim Traynor in talks with paper’s owners over future

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The Daily Record’s executive sports editor Jim Traynor is reported to be in consultation talks with the struggling newspaper’s owner Trinity Mirror over his future at the paper.
 
According to allmediascotland Mr Traynor, along with deputy editor Bob Caldwell, assistant editor Tom Hamilton and former managing editor Derek Stewart-Brown, are in talks with the publisher.

A spokesperson for Trinity Mirror told allmediascotland.com: “We can confirm we have entered into a confidential period of consultation with four senior members of staff from Media Scotland.”

Mr Traynor is host of BBC Scotland’s football phone-in show ‘Your Call’ and also appears regularly as a football pundit on Radio Scotland.

News of the talks follow a decision by Trinity Mirror last summer to lay off 85 workers from its Scottish editorial department.

Last month Trinity Mirror consolidated all its Scottish operations, including the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, into one brand – Media Scotland – in an attempt at dealing with the newspaper crisis north of the border.

Circulation figures for the Daily Record in November 2011 were down almost 8 per cent on the year going from 289,720 to 266,969.  The paper has been overtaken by The Scottish Sun as Scotland’s most popular daily paper.

This story has been updated on the allmediascotland website. The update is reflected in this article.