2 Jan 2018

Full-Time Editor – News-Mail, Bundaberg

alisonflemingBundaberg Central, Queensland, Australia

Job Description

Due to the promotion of the current Editor, we are seeking a rising newsroom leader to take charge of one of the sites in News Corp’s portfolio that has made the biggest strides in recent times.

The News-Mail, based in the heart of rum country in Bundaberg, needs an ambitious leader to help maintain a print revival and growing online numbers. The News-Mail currently has the smallest print circulation decline of any of News’ 16 regionals in the NRM stable, and was rewarded for some outstanding journalism with a finalist placing at last year’s News Awards.

The News-Mail is the ideal stepping stone for someone with leadership credentials who wants a project which could help lift them to the major leagues.

Maintaining the handbrake on print circulation, while converting more paying online readers, are the two challenges. Ideally, we are seeking an online-savvy editor prepared to hand the print reins over to his/her team where possible. Willing slaves to print production should NOT apply.

We are looking for an Editor who can:

  • Oversee the editorial operations of the brand (print and digital) with a view to sustaining print readership and growing digital audiences;
  • Work cooperatively with our nearby daily titles in Gladstone and the Fraser Coast.
  • Not be afraid to delegate print publication to grow the digital focus;
  • Champion local issues and campaign on behalf of the community on topics of mutual interest;
  • Be heavily involved in the local community, setting a positive tone for the masthead and a community needing inspired leadership;
  • Lead a team of about 12 editorial staff and empower them to reach their full potential;
  • Be a strong manager of finances in tight times, and a proactive driver of change in a constantly evolving media landscape.
  • Be smart enough to know what drives readership, and what not to waste their time on.

Enjoy a regional posting with plenty of benefits – the Bargara beaches are as good as anything on the East Coast. 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 Bryce Johns, Editorial Director, News Regional Media, bryce.johns@newsregionalmedia.com.au.

Applications close Friday, January 19, 2018.

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

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