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South Yorkshire Newspapers manager's profile needs translation

18 August 2011

NUJ strikers at South Yorkshire Newspapers have a challenge for NUJ members. They have tracked down the South Yorkshire Newspaper's new Managing Director's Linkedin page – but frankly don't know what it means.

"Process improvement and cost reduction" presumably means sacking journalists. When he says he is adept at building and motivating high performance teams", he's certainly motivated NUJ members to strike!

Anyway, there's a prize for the best translation of John Bills' management into English, so let's see you hacks get cracking!

First prize is a copy of this week's strike-breaker produced Doncaster Free Press.

Second prize is, of course, two copies!

SYN Managing Director - John Bills' Linkedin page Summary:

A Senior Executive with wide business management experience gained in national blue-chip multi-site organizations, commercially focused with strategic insight. A demonstrable record of successfully implementing business transformation, building multi-media businesses, change management, process improvement and cost reduction. An innovative charismatic leader and communicator who thrives on the challenges of change and who is adept at building and motivating high performance teams, delivering strong operational performance in highly competitive fast moving environments.

Specialties: Implementing business transformation, building multi-media businesses, change management, process improvement and cost reduction.

Email your responses to campaigns@nuj.org.uk.

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