Chief of Staff

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Work type: Full time
Location: Brisbane

Seven Television is the leading free to air capital city television network in Australia and is part of Seven West Media.

Seven West Media is the leading, listed national multi-platform media business based in Australia comprising Seven Television; Pacific Magazines, the country's second largest magazine group by readership; Yahoo!7 one of the nation’s most successful internet platforms, as well as Western Australia's leading newspaper, The West Australian and associated WA regional newspapers and radio stations.

7 News Brisbane is seeking an important addition to our dynamic news team. The role of Chief of Staff is pivotal in organising news requirements and managing field resources and staff.

The applicant should have a solid understanding and experience in broadcast news, with strong organisational and time management skills.

You will answer to the News Director and editorial team in facilitating daily news gathering and generating daily news coverage.

This is a senior position requiring leadership, confidence, time and team management attributes.

You will be passionate about television news with an eye for a great story.

Key duties include:

  • Driving the news agenda including generating story ideas.
  • Briefing reporters and camera crews on editorial and operational requirements
  • Dispatching crews to cover breaking stories, including travel to the scene and managing the subsequent movements of the team;
  • Directing reporters, camera, sound, and links crews to cover specific stories and facilitate live crosses;
  • Liaising and gathering information from emergency services in order to direct crew movements or brief reporters and producers on the progression of a story;
  • An ability and willingness to contribute to the overall management of the newsroom as a key decision maker and influencer.

Based at the 7 News headquarters at Mount Coot-Tha, the role demands long days in stints of four, with three off.

A rewarding position within a fast-paced and challenging environment.  

Interested applicants should submit their resume to via the link below or via emailing

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