We are recruiting for an assistant editor, state news to join our newsroom on a 12-month contract.
The assistant editor, state news will assist the state news editor in planning, commissioning, writing and editing stories filed by the state correspondents and state reporters in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. This role will also assist in coordinating the positioning of stories in the three geolocated state containers on Guardian Australia’s website, as well as deputising for the state news editor as needed. For more information please view the full job description here: https://gnm.learn.taleo.net/files/pdf/Assistant_editor__state_news____JD_Guardian_Australia___Oct_2021.pdf
This role will suit an individual with experience in a breaking news environment with a good understanding of state news agendas in NSW, Queensland and Victoria, including state politics. The successful candidate will also have experience in editing news reports and writing headlines, subediting and picture selection experience, an understanding of SEO and social media, experience in diary planning and a good understanding of media law. To apply for this position, please upload your résumé (maximum three pages) plus covering letter as one document by following this link: https://workforus.theguardian.com/index.php/jobs/syd00006q/ In your covering letter please outline your motivation for applying for the role, why you think you are suitable and why you are looking to leave or have left your current/past position.
An exciting opportunity to join one of the world’s biggest liberal news organisations. We are renowned for our ground-breaking independent journalism. We offer a friendly, supportive and inclusive work environment, the opportunity for flexible working, 15 weeks paid parental leave, paid volunteering days and an Employee Assistance Program.
Guardian Australia (www.theguardian.com/au) launched in May 2013 as part of Guardian News & Media (GNM), one of the largest English language newspaper websites in the world (www.theguardian.com). Our office is based in Surry Hills in Sydney, close to Central railway station. We believe that our role in the Australian media is to give a voice to the most marginalised people in society and value and respect all differences in all people — including people of colour, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from different social classes and people with disabilities (seen and unseen). We believe that these communities must be centred in the work we do, bringing a new perspective and a diversity of thought. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities and/or marginalised groups.