Eleven jobs are to be axed at the BBC in Birmingham in a further blow to the West Midlands’ media sector.
The jobs, which are all in post-production, are being cut as the BBC looks to keep costs down.
A BBC spokesman said: “It is essential that the BBC makes programmes as cost effectively as possible and staff levels in Birmingham need to reflect core business requirements so 11 post production posts will close. Whilst regrettable, these post closures will not affect the quality or quantity of our output here in BBC Birmingham and we will continue work on a host of programmes such as Countryfile, Coast, Gardeners’ World, Hairy Bikers, Trawlermen, To Buy or Not to Buy and the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.”
The news comes after a difficult couple of weeks for the West Midland media sector.
Earlier this month Trinity Mirror announced it was closing several local papers in the region and Bauer, the owner of Birmingham-based radio station Kerrang!, has also said it is shedding jobs in the city.
This week the BBC revealed Birmingham and the Midlands as the location of its drama series Land Girls.