Around 40 editorial staff are understood to have taken voluntary redundancy at Guardian News & Media this week.
GNM, which publishes the Guardain, the Observer and the guardian.co.uk website network which includes MediaGuardian.co.uk, is looking to reduce its headcount in the light of losses that are running at around £100,000 a day.
Voluntary redundancies include
MediaGuardian.co.uk deputy editor Stephen Brook, reporter Chris Tryhorn and deputy production editor Aly Duncan, and the Guardian's San Francisco-based technology correspondent Bobbie Johnson. It is understood the voluntary redundancy programme is ongoing and the total number of editorial staff who leave will not be known for some time.
In November GNM had revealed that more than 100 of the publisher's 1,700 editorial and commercial posts were to be cut.