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Guardian Australia

News Producer, Guardian Australia

Posted 14/10/2021 Closing date 27/10/2021

Location
Australia, Sydney or Melbourne

Industry
Journalism

Pay
Paid

Hours
Full Time

Media
Online

Job type
Contract

Job description

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 currently have two vacancies for news producers to join our editorial team on a 12-month contract.

The news producers will be responsible for the full range of production tasks for Guardian Australia, including subediting and publishing stories, displaying them on the website and disseminating through social media.

The role will also be responsible for providing cover for the deputy production editor/production editor and news desk editors as required.

This role will suit an experienced producer with significant subbing and production experience in both online and print, expertise in using web tools for editing and layout and an awareness of the needs and interests of Guardian Australia’s readers.

The successful candidate will have excellent writing and communication skills, a meticulous eye for detail and grammar, the ability to handle writers’ copy sensitively, a flair for writing headlines and the ability to edit copy quickly and accurately under pressure.

For more information please view the full job description here: https://gnm.learn.taleo.net/files/pdf/News_producer___SYD_or_MEL___JD_Guardian_Australia____Oct_2021.pdf

To apply for this position, please upload your résumé (maximum three pages) plus covering letter as one document by following this link: https://workforus.theguardian.com/index.php/jobs/aus000017/

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.

Both roles are being offered on a full-time, 12-month contract, working over a seven-day roster with early starts and late finishes, and will be based in either our Sydney or Melbourne office.

Closing date for applications: 27 October 2021.

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.

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