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Looking to kick-start your journalism career? NZME is the place to do it - We are New Zealand’s leading media company and offering YOU a chance to forge your career with the NZHerald Local Focus. Local Focus is produced by Very Nice Productions and funded by NZ on Air. 

If you consider yourself a talented, versatile journalist with a burning desire to dig out great stories and tell everyone about them - this is your chance to be a part of a award-winning team that make some of the best television news online. Our videos have been syndicated internationally, tell important stories and get remarkable viewing numbers. 

You will research, report, film pictures & sound, and edit video news pieces. They will screen on the NZME network of websites and social media including NZHerald.co.nz and NZ's largest Facebook news page. You will also have a recognised journalism qualification sound writing skills, strong communication, and love working with people. We value a professional attitude, the ability to work collaboratively in a team and take direction along with a fun and upbeat personality.

This is a rare opportunity for candidates with a passion for quality journalism and video story-telling. Based in Tauranga or nearby, you will be reporting on a wide range of issues from local politics to community events and personalities to investigative journalism. Your patch is the Bay of Plenty, and further afield.

Perks? You will be provided a camera kit and a car to ensure you have your full Driver’s Licence. Training will be provided for the right candidate and there is also regular technical and journalistic training

If you think you have what it takes to join our team and fast-track your career to the highest level, apply with recent examples of work and CV to: careers@nzme.co.nz

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.