The news comes as Pearson issued a nine-month trading statement, which revealed it expects profits from the FT Group to be down 40% on last year.
According to Pearson, it hopes to make the job cuts through a mixture of early retirement and voluntary redundancy. There is no word on whether compulsory redundancies will follow if the media group does not reach its staff-reduction targets.
Despite a day of grim news for the group, which also owns the book publisher Penguin, the market responded favourably, with shares rising to 755p in afternoon trading -- an increase of 4% for the day.
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