11 Jan 2018

Full-Time Deputy Editor

sharlee.murray@news.com.auGladstone Central, Queensland, Australia

Job Description

An experienced journalist with attitude is required to fill the Deputy Editor role and to assist the Editor in driving a busy and dedicated newsroom at a popular Queensland destination.

News Regional Media, a division of NewsCorp, is the leading publisher in regional Queensland and northern New South Wales – and The Observer is one of its most historic mastheads.

Based in sunny Gladstone, Australia’s industrial capital and gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, The Observer has a growing readership. We are searching for someone who has solid, proven experience driving online performance and is capable of editing and steering design of newspapers to back up the editor.

The deputy should understand how to drive an editorial team, and how to help journalists develop their stories, while understanding what drives online engagement.

We are looking for a Deputy Editor who can:

  • Champion local issues and campaign on behalf of the community on topics of mutual interest;
  • Help lead and develop a team of editorial staff and to empower them to reach their full potential;
  • Oversee the website as well as produce the region’s only daily newspaper when the editor is away.
  • Champion and instigate initiatives that other papers in the group will want to follow;
  • Be involved in the local community;
  • Be smart enough to know what drives online engagement and what not to waste their time on.

Editors needs to show leadership and commercial acumen. This role will be as responsible as anyone in the business for growing the bottomline.

How to Apply

If you have the drive, passion and expertise, we would like to hear from you. Send your CV with a cover letter detailing why you are the right person for this role to Christine McKee, Editor, The Observer, christine.mckee@gladstoneobserver.com.au.

Applications close Friday, January 26, 2018.

Job Categories: Editorial. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: On Application.

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