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Reporter, MackayNews Corp Australia
Reporter, Mackay Mackay QLD, Australia - Make the move to tropical Mackay and tackle the big issues - Create high-quality content that engages readers - Opportunity for professional growth and career progression The award-winning Daily Mercury is looking for a confident and experienced journalist to join the team who can help readers understand the complex issues that matter. The role requires a writer with demonstrated ability who isn't afraid to ask tough questions and tackle some of the region's most important issues like mining, industry and politics. The best candidate will be skilled in news gathering, able to build rapport with key contacts, have a solid grasp of social media and the ability to pitch and deliver engaging, high-quality content.
The masthead has recently relaunched a successful print product so while the focus is on digital-first storytelling and online engagement the ability to put together in-depth packages for a print audience is also required. 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 seek out 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 - Turn what can sometimes be dry topics into engaging reads Who are you? - Thrives on the challenge of meeting business outcomes and reader expectations and actively looks to exceed them - Ability to cut through political speak and break down complex mining issues. - Strong news judgment and interview skills - Understands and has experience in digital storytelling as well as print - 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 - Harding working, detail-oriented and able to stay calm under pressure - Able to build and maintain a solid network of valuable contacts What's in it for you? - A chance to pioneer the way forward in storytelling - Opportunity for ongoing career development through different pathways - A creative and collaborative work environment - Variety of work where no two days are the same - The opportunity to work with some of Australia's most recognised and prestigious brands - The chance to make a tangible difference in the community as part of Australia's most influential media organisation - A coastal lifestyle with the famous Whitsunday Islands at your doorstep Who are we? The award-winning Daily Mercury is an agenda-setting newsroom in Queensland and part of Australia's most influential media organisation.
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