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Job Listing Date
17 Mar 2020
Hervey Bay & Fraser Coast
Work Type
Full Time
Advertising, Arts & Media, Journalism & Writing

The Gympie Times newsroom is seeking a journalist to join its busy, multi-award winning team.

The role involves sourcing and creating compelling content across print and digital platforms, connecting with existing and new readers across multiple platforms, working under deadline pressure in a fast-paced newsroom environment.

The role requires a can-do attitude to deliver unique content and engage our readers. You will need to help drive subscription growth, generate content around local politics, court, crime and general news topics and have the initiative to search for stories and content ideas for digital readers.

The applicant needs to be passionate about journalism, with preferably some experience in a newsroom, though this is a junior position. You must have strong interview skills and news judgement, the ability to write quality and engaging content, and possess a strong general knowledge.

The Gympie Times is a daily regional brand with multiple award wins and recognition for excellence in recent years, including four times winner of the international PANPA Community News Brand of the Year award, and the 2018 News Corp Achievements in Regional Journalism award.

It is part of the News Corp stable, Australia’s largest and most influential media company operating over 150 household brands across print, digital and multimedia including The Australian,, Kidspot, and body+soul and Vogue.

The successful applicant will:

  • provide examples of writing balanced, accurate content to a high standard of spelling, grammar and style;
  • have proven skills in writing for online and social media audiences
  • be able to show initiative in generating story ideas while also working to direction and in collaboration with the editorial team as required

Applications close on March 24, 2020, and should be forwarded to Editor Shelley Strachan at

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