Social Media Journalist

As part of RNZ’s social media team, you’ll be helping to inform, entertain, and delight New Zealanders. You’ll be responsible for developing and sharing RNZ’s journalism on our social platforms, and for engaging and growing our audience.

You will instinctively know how to interact with people online and be willing to share this knowledge with our staff.

We want someone who can help our fantastic story-telling to reach a much bigger audience. You will also love the thrill of breaking news and bringing different stories to the public attention.

Journalism is the cornerstone of what you do. You will be working with the newsroom, helping feed information back to them, coming up with ideas and following them through.

You’ll have creative ideas about using audio, video and text, and you’ll be familiar with the programmes to carry those ideas through. You’ll be able to spot a social media story from a mile away, and you’ll know how to keep the comments from going off the rails.

Collaboration, patience and an open approach will underpin everything you do.


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

Applications close: Friday 21 September 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: SMEDJour-08/18

Location: Auckland

Closing Date: Friday, 21 September 2018