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Guardian Australia posts ad for ‘digital journalists’

Katharine Viner TweetTwo weeks after poaching Fairfax’s Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy British newspaper The Guardian has posted an job advertisement for what it calls ” a number of digital journalists to be part of our small editorial team.”

According to the advertisement, applicants much be passionate about “open journalism” and understand the importance of their audience and engaging readers.

Deputy editor of The Guardian, Katharine Viner, this afternoon tweeted a link to the advertisement saying: “Guardian Australia is hiring. Digital journalists apply here.”

The Guardian also posted an ad for interactive / data journalists and a head of finance and a team administrator. Most of the roles will be based in Sydney.

The call out for applications comes amid continued industry speculation about the number of journalists Viner, who is heading the Australian operation, is seeking.

Encore Magazine today reported how various numbers including eight, 15 to 20 and even as many 40 have been floated.

In the US The Guardian employs around 50 staff. The Guardian has previously declined to comment on the speculation.

Nic Christensen

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