Journalist - Christchurch


Te Tūranga The opportunity 

An opportunity to work at New Zealand’s award-winning public media company. RNZ aims to provide comprehensive, independent, trusted regional and national news and current affairs. 

Te Mahi – About the job

RNZ is looking for an experienced journalist with a demonstrated ability to cover breaking news and generate original stories for radio bulletins, current affairs programmes and digital and social media platforms. You will be organised, efficient and reliable, using your initiative to report on a mix of stories that matter, along with strong, comprehensive coverage of breaking news in Canterbury. You will be ready to hit the road, relying on key contacts and sources to drive story ideas and deliver first-class journalism.

Ōu Pūkenga - About You

You will:

  • Have superior writing, interviewing and live broadcasting skills 
  • Bring accuracy, attention to detail, curiosity and creativity to your work 
  • File written, audio and visual content to tight radio and digital deadlines 
  • Understand the issues affecting Christchurch and Canterbury
  • Be flexible and able to commit to shift work

Ngā Hua: What we offer

  • A welcoming and inclusive team/organisation
  • Development and regular training opportunities for our people
  • Will match an employee’s Kiwi Saver contribution up to 4%
  • Additional leave provisions for some roles and the option to buy extra leave
  • Comprehensive parental leave over and above standard legislation
  • Company discounts and benefits including discounted Southern Cross health insurance, car rental services and free flu shots
  • RNZ supports work/life balance for our people including working from home initiatives where possible
  • Comprehensive wellbeing support including access to a confidential support, guidance and counselling service

Te Ahurea – Our Culture

At RNZ we are committed to fostering an inclusive and constructive culture. This means creating a place where our people feel like they belong and can do their best work. We do this through our attitudes; Be Bold, Better Every Day and Extend Manaakitanga.  

Please note: A complete application includes your covering letter and a CV.

This is a full-time permanent role, 40 hours per week.

Applications close: Wednesday 24th July 2024, unless filled prior.

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

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: 880

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 July 2024