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Deputy Editor

Apply now Job no: 972466
Work type: Full time
Location: Kalgoorlie

Seven West Media is the leading listed national multi-platform media business based in Australia. We comprise Channel Seven, the leading free to air capital city television network; Pacific Magazines, the country's second largest magazine group by readership, Western Australia's leading newspapers The West Australian, The Sunday Times and associated WA regional newspapers and Redwave Media radio stations.

Kalgoorlie Miner has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Deputy Editor who is passionate about quality journalism and reporting on local news.

Based in Kalgoorlie and reporting to the Editor, this role is focussed on managing the copyflow, generating news ideas and ensuring daily deadlines are met within the editorial team.  

The key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Leading the copy flow for eight general news journalists, a sports editor, a sports journalist and two photographers.
  • Write challenging news stories of the day but also be able to turn your hand to light features and any news, entertainment or photo story that may require coverage.
  • Pitch news ideas during the daily news conferences and keep up with the latest local, state and national news through digital news sites and social media.
  • Use your news judgement and experience to determine what stories are covered and from what angles.
  • Ensure all stories are delivered prior to daily deadlines.
  • Assist and mentor in news writing and interviewing techniques for the younger journalists.
  • Be the first point of contact between the public and the newsroom and direct story leads to the appropriate journalists and photographers.
  • Fill in as Editor when required.

To be successful in this position, you will:

  • Be an experienced journalist who is ready to take the next step in your career.
  • Be an excellent newsgatherer with countless avenues to source news.
  • Have a nose for news that can make crucial editorial decisions under the pressures of deadlines.
  • Be able to develop close relationships with major stakeholders in the region and be active and represent the newspaper within the community.

Desirable

  • A keen interest in social media and online news.
  • An interest in living in a regional city.

An attractive remuneration package and access to great benefits, including a rent subsidy, is available for the right candidate. If this is you, please apply by submitting your written application including a covering letter outlining why you are expressing interest in the position and what you can bring to the role and a resume detailing your qualifications and experience.

For queries about your application please contact Human Resources on (08) 9482 3162 or Kalgoorlie Miner Editor Elaine Cooney (08) 9022 0543.

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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