We are seeking a political reporter to join our editorial team in Canberra on a full-time, 12-month contract.
The political reporter will be responsible for producing timely, accurate and insightful coverage of political developments, breaking original agenda setting stories, and writing political features and analysis. The political reporter will also play a role in multimedia coverage and engage with social media to both promote stories and uncover information. For more information please view the full job description here: https://gnm.learn.taleo.net/files/pdf/Political_reporter___ACT___JD_Guardian_Australia_Oct_21.pdf
This role will suit a skilled reporter with excellent knowledge and interest in Australian politics and current affairs and a highly developed understanding of parliamentary process. The successful candidate will also possess experience working in a fast-changing and high-pressure environment, the ability to produce lively copy under pressure, excellent political contacts, an understanding and passion for GNM editorial values 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/can000004/ 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 are based in Surry Hills in Sydney, close to Central railway station.