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Gladstone Full Time

The Observer is News Corp’s daily digital and print newspaper in Gladstone, Queensland and has an opening for a journalist.
As part of News Corp Australia, we are one of Australia’s most diverse and successful media companies allowing us to offer enviable career opportunities.
This is a challenging and rewarding role, involving the coverage of local news and events for our community-based publication, and the production of high-quality, relevant and accurate stories for both print and online.
Weekend and after hours work will be required.
The successful applicant will have a nose for a good story, be able to build trusted relationships within the community, be passionate about journalism and willing to learn and grow on the job.
We are looking for a team player with excellent writing and interviewing technique as well as the ability to take a good photograph.
You will be expected to help drive online engagement, learn digital production skills and work quickly to meet multiple daily deadlines.
Gladstone lies on one of the largest and most beautiful harbours in Australia. It is an important industrial and shipping hub with a growing tourism focus.
The region is the gateway to the southern Great Barrier Reef with easy access to many islands including Heron and Lady Musgrave islands from nearby Town of 1770.

Essential Criteria

  • Newsroom experience 
  • Strong news writing skills
  • Capacity to work in a busy fast-paced environment and meet multiple digital deadlines each day
  • Good time management skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to generate fresh story ideas and be a self-starter
  • Willingness to do your share of weekend shifts and work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong work ethic
  • Hold a full Australian drivers license

How to Apply

Email a cover letter, CV and examples of published work to the Editor, by March 29.

The Observer and News Corp Australia are equal opportunity employers.

Job Type
Full Time
Advertising, Arts & Media
Sub Sector
Journalism & Writing

Gladstone 4680