Job cuts at tabloid Expressen

70 jobs will have to go at the tabloid newspaper Expressen, the employees were informed on Tuesday.

According to the journalist union at the paper, most of them are reporter jobs, but as there are several vacancies it is still uncertain as to how many people are actually affected.

Redundancy payments are expected, but no details are yet known. The paper has approximately 530 members of staff in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. Some 300 of them are editorial staff.

The news comes after a year when several of the country's biggest news papers have announced redundancies. Earlier this year, Göteborgs-Posten in Gothenburg announced that 100 people would have to go, while in southern Sweden, a merger between Sydvenskan and Helsingborgs Dagblad is expected to 75 jobs being cut.