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New South Wales state reporter

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).

We are seeking a New South Wales state reporter to join our newsroom in Sydney.

In this role you will write news stories and features on NSW state issues, in consultation with the NSW state correspondent and Guardian Australia editors. You will cover stories in innovative ways, including live-blogging, social media, podcasts, video and interactive reports. You will also make contacts and develop story areas for Guardian Australia’s NSW readers and demonstrate a willingness for the audience to participate in your work.

This role will suit a skilled reporter with experience working in a fast-changing and high-pressure news environment, preferably on a news website. The successful candidate will have good knowledge of NSW state politics and current affairs, familiarity and ease with social media, good understanding of media law, excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills and a strong news sense. Video and audio experience, and an interest in a specialist area, would be an advantage.

For more information please view the full job description here:

This role is being offered on a full-time, 12-month contract, working over a seven-day roster with early starts or late finishes.

If you require an adjustment to be made during the recruitment process, please email australia.hr@theguardian.com

We believe that our role in the Australian media is to give a voice to the most marginalised people in society and value and respect all differences in all people — including people of colour, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from different social classes and people with disabilities (seen and unseen). We believe that these communities must be centred in the work we do, bringing a new perspective and a diversity of thought. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities and/or marginalised groups.


Guardian Australia


To apply for this position, please upload your résumé (maximum three pages) plus covering letter as one document by following this link here

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.

Closing date for applications: 20 October 2021.


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