The Reuters news agency is to cut 26 editorial positions in France as part of a vast global reorganisation project, a union source said on Thursday.
The job cuts, mostly via voluntary redundancies, represent more than 30 percent of Reuters journalists working in France.
Including freelancers, Reuters France currently employs 84 journalists.
The company did not immediately respond to a request for confirmation.
In December, financial data and news corporation Thomson Reuters – which owns Reuters – said it would cut 3,200 jobs and close dozens of offices worldwide over two years as part of a restructuring.
Executives said at the time that the staff reduction would impact 12 percent of its workforce, while the number of its offices would be reduced by 30 percent to 133 locations.
Thomson Reuters is one of the world’s largest news services, along with The Associated Press and Agence France-Presse, but its news operations account for only six percent of the company’s total revenues.
Newswire clients including newspapers, television, radio and online have been struggling with an erosion of readership and plummeting advertising revenues.
AFP is planning to cut a net 95 positions over the next five years as part of a transformation plan which is to help its bottom line return to breakeven.