Journalist

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Mackay
Categories: Broadcast Operations, TV Reporters, On-Air Promotions

Are you interested in becoming part of Australia’s leading news organisation dedicated to delivering quality content to audiences across Australia?

Join Seven Network as our new Journalist in Mackay!

The Opportunity:

Are you passionate about uncovering stories and delivering news that matters? We are seeking a motivated Journalist to join our dynamic News Team in Mackay.

This is a great opportunity to work with Australian’s leading broadcast media organisation and propel your journalism career to new heights. Working and living regionally will equip you with invaluable skills, paving the way for amazing long-term success in the industry.

Reporting to the Supervising Producer, you will be responsible for gathering, editing and presenting compelling local news stories in a composed, accurate and engaging manner. This role requires roster flexibility, and a willingness to work extra hours when the news day demands. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with key people and organisations.
  • Breaking stories and creating engaging content.
  • Representing the Company in a professional and courteous manner.

About you:

You’ll be a driven and energetic Journalist, with the ability to think clearly and act quickly under pressure, possessing excellent communication skills to collaborate with different stakeholders internally, as well as externally with the local community. You’ll be able to work in a fast-paced environment, with a focus on tight deadlines.

You will have:

  • Proven journalism/ editorial skills
  • A solid understanding of media law and ethics.
  • Competency in script writing in TV News format
  • Meticulous attention to detail with some experience in a newsroom

Why Seven Network?

We’re looking for people like you to join on our mission to be the most connected news, sport and entertainment brand in Australia.

Seven Network is where you can come to make a difference – in your career, in our company and in the lives of 19 million Australians that we reach each month.

At the heart of our culture is the belief that creativity thrives on connection and collaboration – it's where the magic happens. Our offices across the country buzz with energy and inspiring interactions that can transform to magic on screen.

Some of our perks:

Recognition and Rewards programs:

  • Our peer nominated “Moments that move us” program recognises and rewards our people who shine bright by living our values every day.
  • Our 7Perks exclusive benefits platform provides discounts to over 500 retailers.

Time to manage life events:

  • Community Volunteering, Domestic and Family Violence Leave, Compassionate leave, Personal and Annual leave.
  • Fertility leave: Up to 5 days paid per year
  • Parental leave: Up to 14 weeks for the Primary Carer (dependent on service) and up to 3 weeks for the Secondary Carer (dependent on service)

Total wellbeing approach:

  • Nutritional, Exercise, Financial, Legal and Emotional wellbeing support via our EAP, Health and Wellbeing programs, and bespoke onsite events.

Learn your own way:

  • Own your learning by accessing our Leading@SWM and Accelerate@SWM programs. Decide what and when you learn with a mix of just in time online learning and facilitated programs.
  • Be mentored by the best in the business as part of our SPARK Mentoring program.

Better Together

Our “Better Together” Employee Advocacy Groups drive diversity, and inclusion efforts across the company ensuring that Seven is an authentic workplace where everybody belongs. We’re proud to be Australia’s first media company to achieve the WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality certification and partners with UN Women. In 2023 we launched our RAP as our commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous and First Nations communities and providing education and meaningful accountability for Seven and our people.

Our values are our compass. They serve as our roadmap to lead us not just to deliver great work but help to shape everything we do.

Your Professional Adventure Awaits...

Ready to embark on your career adventure? Apply now and become an integral part of shaping the future of Australian media.

The Seven Network is an equal-opportunity employer, and we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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