- Job Listing Date
- 7 Dec 2018
- Lismore & Far North Coast
- Work Type
- Full Time
- Advertising, Arts & Media, Journalism & Writing
The Northern Star is seeking an experienced and passionate full-time reporter to join its vibrant newsroom as general photo/journalist.
This five day a week position (including some weekend work) is based in Lismore and serves a dynamic community in Northern NSW.
This position is suitable for a journalist with tertiary qualifications and two or more years’ experience in the industry.
Preference will be given to a reporter with a background in covering courts, council and a proven record in digital journalism.
This is a very busy position and would suit someone who is used to working to tight deadlines and writing accurate and interesting stories, taking captivating pictures and shooting short videos.
Some newspaper production skills, photographic and video ability would be highly desirable, as well as ability to work comfortably in an online environment and social media.
The successful applicant would:
- Produce accurate, engaging articles relevant for readers
- Become a part of a dedicated local newspaper team intent on providing our readers with the top news in our region first
- Bring ideas and enthusiasm to a newsroom that will enhance the newspaper’s coverage
The person we are looking for should possess:
- Considerable writing experience ideally reporting court or council.
- Knowledge of digital photography
- Some production skills or knowledge of lay out
- Ability to upload to website, Facebook and Twitter.
- Good interviewing skills
- Good, accurate English skills
- To be a self-starter and flexible enough to cover events at odd hours and weekends.
- A driver’s licence
- Energy, self-motivation and maturity
- A willingness to roll up your sleeves and work as a committed team member and lead by example
- Neat appearance and professional attitude
- The knowledge that work should be fun as well as personally fulfilling
We are after expressions of interest for this position ASAP.
Email: - Editor Northern Star, David Kirkpatrick
Applications close COB: Monday, December 17.