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ReporterNews Corp Australia
Reporter Whitsundays QLD, Australia - Make the move to the beautiful Whitsunday region - Create high-quality content that engages readers - Opportunity for professional growth and career progression The Whitsunday Times has a proud heritage of covering the news that matters to readers and is looking for an agile reporter to continue that tradition in a fast-paced, digitally focused environment. The role is based at Airlie Beach and is also part of a broader regional team which includes the Bowen Independent and award-winning Daily Mercury. We're looking for an enthusiastic and resilient individual who has the ability to build a rapport with a wide range of people and can deliver engaging, high-quality content that matters to readers.
The best candidate will be confident and skilled in news gathering, have a solid grasp of social media and a natural curiosity about the community. The Daily Mercury has recently relaunched a successful print product so while the focus is on digital-first storytelling and online engagement the ability to put together content suitable for a print audience is also required. Join a team within the nation's most influential and dynamic media organisation and embrace life in tropical paradise with the Whitsunday Islands at your doorstep.
This is a prime opportunity for a keen reporter to take their career to the next level in a company that can provide an exciting career path and values people willing to move so they can grow professionally. What's the role? - Source and create compelling stories that resonate with an audience - Deliver relevant content that both engages our existing subscribers and attracts new readers - Work under deadline pressure in a fast-paced environment to cover breaking stories without compromising on quality or accuracy - Focus on online engagement and drive subscription growth - Demonstrate initiative to search for stories that are not already breaking and identify unique angles that drive conversation and move the issue forward - Digest digital data and use it in planning content Who are you? - Thrives on the challenge of meeting business outcomes and reader expectations and actively looks to exceed them - Strong news judgment and interview skills - Has experience in digital storytelling - Willing to embrace change and demonstrate agility in a fast-paced sector - Self-starter who can maintain high levels of personal organisation and time management - Understands social media, SEO, digital data - Strong motivation, a collaborative work ethic and ability to meet deadlines - Detail-oriented, able to stay calm under pressure and know how to balance priorities What's in it for you? - An opportunity to pioneer the way forward in storytelling - Opportunity for ongoing career development through a variety of different pathways - A creative and collaborative environment - Variety of work where no two days are the same - The opportunity to work with some of Australia's most recognised and prestigious br....