We are recruiting for an associate editor, state news to join our newsroom on a 12-month contract.
The associate editor, state news will liaise with Guardian Australia’s state correspondents in NSW, Queensland and Victoria to plan, commission and edit breaking news stories, features, analysis and comment that will engage our readers in those states. This role will also monitor news sources including wires, news websites, social media and broadcast media, and manage commissioning and expenses budgets for NSW, Queensland and Victoria state containers. For more information please view the full job description here: https://gnm.learn.taleo.net/files/pdf/Associate_editor__state_news___JD_Guardian_Australia___Oct_2021.pdf
This role will suit an individual with significant journalistic experience and a good grasp of state-based news agendas in NSW, Queensland and Victoria, including state politics. The successful candidate will also have experience working in a fast-changing and high-pressure environment, an understanding of the unique time pressures involved in digital journalism, experience in managing teams, a good understanding of media law and an appreciation of Guardian values. 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/syd00006p/ 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.