Journalist, RNZ Pacific

Mauri, Bula, Kia Orana and warm Pacific greetings – We’re looking for the right person, an experienced journalist with essential cultural competencies, to join our small, multi-skilled team producing stories and features about Pacific issues.

About the team

RNZ Pacific broadcasts to radio stations and individual listeners across the Pacific region, and on shortwave frequencies around the World.  We also produce extensive online news and current affairs programmes about Pacific issues.

Our daily current affairs programme, Pacific Waves, Pacific news bulletins, and online content are listened to and accessed across the Pacific Region and around the World.  In 2020, our website received over 9 million views, over a million of which came from the continental United States. Our content is also carried by RNZ National and the BBC’s Pacific Service.

Skills & Experience

We're looking for a candidate with:

  • Several years of successful newsroom experience;
  • A deep understanding of Pacific Region cultures, customs, political structures, contemporary and historical issues;
  • The ability to communicate effectively in a Pacific Region language (other than English), multi-lingual ability is preferred.
  • A broad knowledge base of New Zealand and international current affairs, and their relation to the Pacific.  
  • A commitment to the highest standards of journalism;
  • A keen news sense;
  • A strong broadcast quality voice, and capability to read news bulletins and present programmes; and
  • Competency with digital journalism, online media platforms and Social Media.

About us

RNZ is a leader in delivering important stories across multiple digital platforms while continuing to build on our excellence in public service broadcasting and multimedia to further develop lifelong relationships with the people of Aotearoa. 

This is a full-time role and can be based in Auckland or Wellington. Other locations may be considered.  

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

Applications close: Thursday 2 December 2021

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: 588

Location: Wellington, Auckland

Closing Date: Thursday, 2 December 2021