NZME. - Political Reporter - Wellington

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We are looking for a proven performer to join the Herald’s political reporting team in the parliamentary Press Gallery in Wellington. Reporters should have great instincts for knowing what is important, unique and interesting. The Press Gallery is one of the most dynamic environments in New Zealand journalism so you will need to thrive in a competitive environment.

Versatility is an important quality and you will be expected to tell stories in a traditional manner as well as new and innovative ways. This is a sought-after position and if you have the skills, experience, critical thinking and voice to step up, then this is an opportunity to not to be missed.

You will be expected to break stories, find new angles on breaking stories and develop contacts.  You will need to work quickly and accurately in live news reporting and be open to learning innovative ways of working in a fast-moving multimedia environment across NZME platforms.

Good judgment is essential as is research and analytical skills to look behind the news to contribute to the type of journalism that makes NZME a leading publisher of digital and print publications and radio. You will also need to be a self-starter but be able to work collegially in a dedicated team. Weekend work may be required.

To join our award winning team and be a part of a company fostering an inclusive and diverse environment where staff are celebrated and developed, please send your application and CV by 20 August to:  edapps@nzme.co.nz