Transfer of jobs under same employer

I am working for a newspaper in the U.S. as a designer under the H1-B visa. I might be taking up a job as a reporter at the same newspaper in the same location for the same salary. The only thing that would change would be my job profile. What are the USCIS formalities involved in this particular situation? Would my employer have to file a whole new I-129? Would the entire petition process have to be undertaken again?

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The employer will have to file for an H-1B amendment. It is like doing an H-1 all over again, but the fees can be a lot lesser.

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