Pagemasters is expected to work out of its Vietnam office to sub-edit content for TODAY – all content except local news, which will still be handled by Today sub-editors.
This is the first time that Singapore’s second most widely circulated broadsheet will be sub-edited overseas.
MediaCorp has maintained that it isn’t cutting jobs from its inhouse sub-editing team.
The August move comes after MediaCorp laid off a number of staff earlier last year what was deemed a company-wide restructuring.
Pagemasters is known in Australia’s media circles as the media firm that handles sub-editing functions for two of Australia’s largest newspaper companies – Fairfax and News Corp.
Journalists unions in Australia protested the move, saying it would lead to a dip in quality.