Seeking self-motivated journalist with experience covering local councils
Full-time, no trial period and good remuneration.
If covering council meetings is your beat, and you have a bent for investigate journalism, then this may be the job you’ve been looking for.
Six independent community newspaper publishers in the Auckland region have secured funding to employ a full-time journalist for two years to cover Auckland Council and its council controlled organisations. The job will entail being in the council chamber for meetings and filing stories to the member newspapers. We are looking for someone who can work independently, ignore council propaganda and find real stories, and has a strong interest in Auckland’s future and wellbeing.
While you will be a sole operator in one sense, you will have the support and experience of at least eight newsrooms to draw from. Stories will be published both in print and online.
The group is looking for an experienced journalist who understands how councils tick.
You will need to be able to deliver well-balanced stories accurately and in a timely fashion, and an understanding of Tāmaki Makarau’s mana whenua will be an advantage.
Specifically, we are looking for someone who has:
The successful candidate will need to be based in central Auckland. The starting date will be mid to late January 2022.
There will be no trial period.
Applications close 30 November 2021.