27 Nov 2017

Full-Time Journalist – Rural Weekly (Central Queensland)

alisonflemingRockhampton City, Queensland, Australia

Job Description

The Rural Weekly is seeking a full-time journalist to write and curate content for Central Queensland. The location of this position can be based out of any suitable News Corp Australia office in Central Queensland.

The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and communication skills, as well as an interest in agriculture.

The candidate would preferably have strong understanding of digital journalism and reverse publishing from online into print products.

The candidate needs to have some experience in producing video and have a sound understanding of social media networks.


Remuneration will be based on experience.



  • Provide premium coverage of rural news in Central Queensland.
  • Write and curate fit-for-purpose content for the Rural Weekly’s website and print products.
  • Reach monthly digital key performance indicators 

The talent

  • Ideally have a passion for rural Australia
  • Can produce video content
  • Able to curate content for online to drive website page views
  • Must have excellent writing skills
  • Be willing to take on new challenges 

About us

Rural Weekly is part of the News Corp Rural unit. Our sister papers include The Weekly Times and Tas Country.

Rural Weekly is the number one most-read rural newspaper in Queensland, the Northern Territory and northern New South Wales.

Rural Weekly is a critical source of rural news and product information for Queensland, New South Wales and Northern Territory farmers.

Rural Weekly is the only publication that directly targets niche audiences across Queensland, northern New Sales Wales and the Northern Territory’s major farming areas.

This special publication features comprehensive editorial tailored to the needs of agricultural workers across these markets, and is relied upon for information on rural products and services.


Please forward resumes and examples of work to Group Editor, Candyce Braithwaite at candyce.braithwaite@ruralweekly.com.au.


Applications close on Friday, December 8, 2017.

The successful applicant would be expected to commence work in January, 2018.

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

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