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Political 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 political reporter to join our editorial team in Canberra.

The political reporter will be responsible for producing timely, accurate and insightful coverage of political developments, breaking original agenda setting stories, and writing political features and analysis. The political reporter will also play a role in multimedia coverage and engage with social media to both promote stories and uncover information.

This role will suit a skilled reporter with excellent knowledge and interest in Australian politics and current affairs and a highly developed understanding of parliamentary process. The successful candidate will also possess experience working in a fast-changing and high-pressure environment, the ability to produce lively copy under pressure, excellent political contacts, an understanding and passion for GNM editorial values and a good understanding of media law.

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: 21 October 2021.


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