Live for Sport? Here’s your chance to work for Sport too… The Northern Advocate is looking for a new sports editor to produce excellent coverage of local sports. The Northern Advocate is NZME’s second largest provincial daily newspaper and now is an exciting time to be joining the team as it grows readership and expands across social media platforms.

This role works to ensure the Advocate’s sports coverage is second to none and be prepared to go beyond the results and match reports to tell the human stories behind the sports too. The print responsibilities include overseeing the editing and packaging of sports news content for weekday and weekend newspapers to consistently produce effective news packaging in the sports news pages; find and produce high quality stories and oversee the preparation of pages for layout and subbing.

The digital end of responsibilities include developing the story in a platform-agnostic manner, taking into account audience needs/times of the day/device access etc; generating fast breaking news, longer features and rich media relevant to the audience of NZME digital platforms. You will also be working with the social media team to promote and distribute NZME digital sport content.

The ideal candidate will have journalism qualification and the flexibility to work weekends. In return we offer a culture second to none, an opportunity to work alongside the best in the business in an environment that fosters reward & recognition and growth & development. We tell it like it is, challenge the status quo, dare to try and want some fun along the way. So be first off the mark and apply now to: careers@nzme.co.nz

Applications close July 27

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit