Senior Features Writer

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Work type: Full time
Location: Sydney

Senior Features Writer – that’s life!

Pacific Magazines has an exciting opportunity for a talented, creative and dedicated full-time Senior Features Writer to join that's life! – Australia's best-selling real-life brand.

Based at Media City in Eveleigh and reporting to the Features Editor, this position requires accomplished writing skills, top-notch chasing abilities and a keen desire to work across both print and digital platforms.
The successful candidate will already have a solid background as a writer at a real-life magazine. They will be passionate about bringing features to life and have the drive to get things done in the fast-paced environment of a busy weekly title.

The writer will be responsible for sourcing, writing and publishing breaking news for our website, so digital experience will be well-regarded. You must be highly organised and proactive at problem-solving, with the ability to see an idea through from conception to fruition.
You will be naturally competitive and relish the challenge of securing and writing Australia's best real-life content.

For this role you will need:

  • demonstrated four years’ experience as a features writer or senior features writer at a newspaper or magazine, including writing for a real-life mag
  • an ability to identify great story leads from newspapers, social media and other sources and secure exclusive interviews with great coverline potential
  • a talent for generating original and creative story ideas that will work in print and online
  • a good knowledge of current affairs and news
  • the skills necessary to develop and maintain a network of contacts who can deliver great story leads
  • high attention to detail and the ability to self-edit your own work
  • be able to prioritise work and meet deadlines
  • experience in editing stories is highly desirable

Duties and tasks in the role of Senior Writer for that’s life! include:

  • Searching newspapers, news website, social media and other avenues to find gripping real-life Aussie and overseas stories.
  • Finding and contacting case studies and signing up their story exclusively for that’s life! magazine.
  • Interviewing case studies and writing their story in a first-person style.
  • Finding and writing content for and uploading it using the CMS.
  • Gaining experience in editing to be able to assist the management team is editing freelance copy.

The total remuneration package for this role is between $60,000 and $70,000, depending on experience.
Pacific Magazines is part of the Seven West Media Group, a market-leading Australian multi-platform media business active in broadcast television, magazine publishing, content generation and e-commerce and a dominant force in all the categories in which we operate. Be part of our journey.
Applications close 21 December 2018.

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