Features Writer – that’s life!
Pacific Magazines has an exciting opportunity for a talented, creative and dedicated full-time 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 story chasing abilities and a keen desire to work across both print and digital platforms.
The successful candidate will have a solid background as a writer of real-life stories or news, be passionate about bringing features to life and have the drive to get things done in the fast-paced environment.
In this busy role, as well as writing features for our weekly title and Mega Monthly mag, you will also be responsible for writing and publishing breaking news for our website.
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:
- At least 12 months’ experience as a features writer or reporter at a news website, newspaper or magazine
- 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 a network of contacts who can deliver great story leads
- High attention to detail and be able to prioritise work and meet deadlines
- Experience using a CMS and an awareness of SEO is desirable but not essential
Duties and tasks in the role of Features 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 www.thatslife.com.au and uploading it using the CMS.
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.