Political Journalist

Are you a driven, agenda-setting journalist, with a reputation for original stories, and a determination to tell the real stories behind the political spin?

RNZ is looking for a highly experienced and talented senior reporter to join our team in the Press Gallery. 

You will be someone who thinks politics every waking hour, with a track record in breaking stories, able to produce in-depth material for our current affairs programmes, as well as high quality, engaging and creative written and visual content for our digital platforms. 

You will need to display considerable depth in your reporting experience, and be able to investigate, write and edit news items and extended programme pieces to a very high standard. 

The ability to work effectively under pressure is essential, as is meeting deadlines without sacrificing excellence in terms of accuracy, balance and credibility. You’ll also have a broadcast quality voice.

The role is fulltime.

Please apply including:

  • Your CV
  • A covering letter outlining how your skills, knowledge and experience match those required for the position, and
  • A 500 word piece analysing what you see as the coalition government’s greatest vulnerability.


Applications close 5pm Sunday, 23 May 2018

Radio New Zealand is committed to the principles and practices of Equal Employment Opportunity and welcomes applicants reflecting New Zealand’s cultural and ethnic diversity.


Permanent Full Time

Job no: EPAM83639

Location: Wellington

Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2018