We are seeking a Victoria state correspondent to join our newsroom in Melbourne.
The Victoria state correspondent will lead coverage of Victoria news with a strong emphasis on state politics and liaise with the newsdesk and state news editor to prioritise a news agenda for a Victoria geo-located container on Guardian Australia’s site. This role will be required to write daily breaking news stories on state issues and explain, analyse and give context to Victoria stories for Guardian Australia’s readers in Victoria and other states. For more information please view the full job description here: https://gnm.learn.taleo.net/files/pdf/Victoria_state_correspondent___JD_Guardian_Australia___Oct_2021.pdf
This role will suit an experienced journalist with demonstrated experience in initiating and researching original and impactful Victoria news stories, investigations and features, and a track record in covering Victoria state politics. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated news-breaking and investigative experience, the ability to work with editors on planning coverage, a good understanding of media law, familiarity and ease with social media, and the ability to direct more junior reporters. 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/mel00000n/ 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 located in Bourke Street, Melbourne.