Region Media is hiring, be part of a success story

Region Media is a rapidly growing tech media company, making vital, public interest journalism sustainable at a local level.

As the company enters its next growth phase, now’s the time to join a team of experienced, well-respected journalists delivering quality reporting in Canberra and the surrounding regions.

Strong, ethical and independent editorial policies drive Region Media. The company’s  key commitment is to provide balanced, relevant local content, produced by well-known and respected journalists.

Journalists, editors and sub-editors to join its rapidly growing team:

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Deliver journalism of the highest standard and within the required timeframe using available resources.
  • Responsible for conceiving, developing and producing stories from across the region, including photographs and digital elements, benchmarked at three pieces of content per  day.
  • Take an audience-based approach to news-gathering, always striving to ensure that our output reflects the audiences we serve.
  • Produce content for social media to deliver Region Media’s editorial output to a wider audience.
  • Act as an ambassador for Region Media in the local community.
  • As required, allocate work to a team and check progress; ensure the professional
    contribution of staff and the quality of output.
  • Act as a facilitator of change, clearly communicating and sharing best practices between
    teams.
  • Identify and share details of any commercial opportunities with the sales team.
    Abide by the Australian Journalist Code of Ethics.
  • At all times carry out duties in accordance with Region Media’s Health and Safety policy

Knowledge, skills, training and experience:

  • A high standard of editorial judgment, writing ability and production skills based on substantial journalism experience.
  • Ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to different audiences and forms of media.
  • The flexibility and adaptability to sustain performance, particularly under pressure, to meet deadlines and changing priorities and circumstances.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating content for digital platforms, with a deep understanding of the digital space including SEO skills and website experience.
  • Demonstrated experience understanding social media platforms and driving audience engagement through content creation.
  • The ability to produce clean, timely, accurate and relevant content with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of more than one team. Resolving conflicts as necessary.
  • Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources.
  • Exercises autonomy but seeks guidance where necessary. No formal management responsibility but should be willing to informally coach and manage more junior staff.
  • An understanding of Health & Safety procedures and how they apply to news-gathering.
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Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Capable of working independently to deliver quality journalism within the required timeframe using available resources.
  • Responsible for conceiving, developing and producing content, including photographs and digital elements, benchmarked at three stories per day.
  • Take an audience-based approach to news-gathering, always striving to ensure that our output reflects the audiences we serve.
  • Produce content for social media to deliver Region Media’s editorial output to a wider audience.
  • Act as an ambassador for Region Media in the local community.
  • Identify and share details of any commercial opportunities with the sales team.
  • Abide by the Australian Journalist Code of Ethics.
  • At all times carry out duties in accordance with Region Media’s Health and Safety policy

Knowledge, skills, training and experience:

  • Solid editorial judgment, writing ability and production skills based on practical journalism experience.
  • Solid photographic skills.
  • Ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to different audiences and forms of media.
  • Ability to take and act on feedback.
  • A network of contacts and relationships.
  • The flexibility and adaptability to sustain performance, particularly under pressure, to meet deadlines and changing priorities and circumstances.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating content for digital platforms, with an understanding of the digital space including SEO skills and website experience.
  • Demonstrated experience understanding social media platforms and driving audience engagement through content creation.
  • The ability to produce clean, timely, accurate and relevant content.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of more than one team.
  • An understanding of Health & Safety procedures and how they apply to news-gathering.
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Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Deliver journalism of the highest standard and within the required timeframe using available resources, benchmarked at five per week.
  • As required, allocate work to a team and check progress; ensure the professional contribution of staff and the quality of output.
  • Attend client meetings to pitch and develop story ideas.
  • Coordinate story generation and delivery with the business marketing/sales team.
  • Attend weekly meetings with business and editorial leads to pitch/discuss/approve story ideas.
  • Oversee business writers and SEO writers, acting as their daily lead.
  • Sub supplied articles.
  • Deliver coaching to clients.
  • Manage workflow to meet client deadlines and editorial scheduling.
  • Take an audience-based approach to news-gathering, always striving to ensure that our output reflects the audiences we serve.
  • Act as an ambassador for Region Media in the local community.
  • Act as a facilitator of change, clearly communicating and sharing best practices between teams.
  • Identify and share details of any commercial opportunities with the sales team.
  • Abide by the Australian Journalist Code of Ethics.
  • At all times carry out duties in accordance with Region Media’s Health and Safety policy

Knowledge, skills, training and experience:

  • A high standard of editorial judgment, writing ability and production skills based on substantial journalism experience.
  • Ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to different audiences and forms of media.
  • The flexibility and adaptability to sustain performance, particularly under pressure, to meet deadlines and changing priorities and circumstances.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating content for digital platforms, with a deep understanding of the digital space including SEO skills and website experience.
  • Demonstrated experience understanding social media platforms and driving audience engagement through content creation.
  • The ability to produce clean, timely, accurate and relevant content with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of more than one team. Resolving conflicts as necessary.
  • Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources.
  • An extensive network of contacts and relationships.
  • Ability to take and act on feedback.
  • Exercises autonomy but seeks guidance where necessary. No formal management responsibility but should be willing to informally coach and manage more junior staff.
  • An understanding of Health & Safety procedures and how they apply to news-gathering.
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Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Lead Region Media’s Public Sector strategy and team.
  • Deliver journalism of the highest standard and within the required timeframe using available resources, to set benchmarks, generally three pieces of content per day.
  • Coordinate story generation and delivery with the editorial and business teams.
  • Attend daily meetings with business and editorial leads to pitch/discuss/approve story ideas.
  • Maintain networks and contacts across the public sector.
  • Take an audience-based approach to news-gathering, always striving to ensure that our output reflects the audiences we serve.
  • Act as an ambassador for Region Media in the local community.
  • Act as a facilitator of change, clearly communicating and sharing best practices between teams.
  • Identify and share details of any commercial opportunities with the sales team.
  • Abide by the Australian Journalist Code of Ethics.
  • At all times carry out duties in accordance with Region Media’s Health and Safety policy

Knowledge, skills, training and experience:

  • A high standard of editorial judgment, writing ability and production skills based on substantial journalism experience.
  • Ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to different audiences and forms of media.
  • The flexibility and adaptability to sustain performance, particularly under pressure, to meet deadlines and changing priorities and circumstances.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating content for digital platforms.
  • Demonstrated experience understanding social media platforms and driving audience engagement through content creation.
  • The ability to produce clean, timely, accurate and relevant content with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of more than one team. Resolving conflicts as necessary.
  • Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources.
  • An extensive network of contacts and relationships.
  • Ability to take and act on feedback.
  • Exercises autonomy but seeks guidance where necessary. No formal management responsibility but should be willing to informally coach and manage more junior staff.
  • An understanding of Health & Safety procedures and how they apply to news-gathering.
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Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Deliver journalism of the highest standard and within the required timeframe using
    available resources.
  • Check copy for grammar, spelling and inaccuracies.
  • Check captions and headlines, adjusting as necessary.
  • Check image cropping and tagging.
  • Work quickly and accurately to process content, spending no more than 20 minutes per
    article.
  • Produce content for social media to deliver Region Media’s editorial output to a wider
    audience.
  • Act as an ambassador for Region Media in the local community.
  • As required, allocate work to a team and check progress; ensure the professional contribution of staff and the quality of output.
  • Act as a facilitator of change, clearly communicating and sharing best practices between teams.
  • Identify and share details of any commercial opportunities with the sales team.
  • Abide by the Australian Journalist Code of Ethics.
  • At all times carry out duties in accordance with Region Media’s Health and Safety policy.

Knowledge, skills, training and experience:

  • A high standard of editorial judgment, writing ability and production skills based on substantial journalism experience.
  • Ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to different audiences and forms of media.
  • The flexibility and adaptability to sustain performance, particularly under pressure, to meet deadlines and changing priorities and circumstances.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating content for digital platforms, with a deep understanding of the digital space including SEO skills and website experience.
  • Demonstrated experience understanding social media platforms and driving audience engagement through content creation.
  • The ability to produce clean, timely, accurate and relevant content with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of more than one team. Resolving conflicts as necessary.
  • Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources.
  • An extensive network of contacts and relationships.
  • Ability to take and act on feedback.
  • Exercises autonomy but seeks guidance where necessary. No formal management responsibility but should be willing to informally coach and manage more junior staff.
  • An understanding of Health & Safety procedures and how they apply to news-gathering.
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You’ll be part of a team of innovators who proudly champion their local communities. You’ll be part of a team:

  • delivering vibrant, independent, ethical content readers can trust
  • leading from the front to ensure the future of local journalism
  • implementing a technology-first and sustainable approach.

As a member of our growing team, you’ll have the:

  • freedom to create great content, report hard news, start important conversations and hold power to account in your region
  • opportunity to work in a growing, dynamic, high-performing team that will support you and help you generate engaging story ideas and content and grow your career.

Want to apply?

To apply for one of these exciting positions or for more information, contact Jade Hansen:

jade@f2frecruitmentcom.au  (please add ‘Region Media positions’ in the subject line)

02 6199 5750

What is Region Media?

Region is local everywhere. Original, locally sourced editorial content is the company’s priority and all its stories come from the communities we live in. Our trusted, experienced journalists take on the issues that matter and our first priority is always our community.

Region Media now has the fastest growing digital and social media audiences in the region—700,000 unique readers come to Region Media sites every month, with an average of 30,000 readers every day on Riotact alone—and unique readers and page views continue to grow month on month.

Region Media is the largest and fastest-growing digital and social media audience in Canberra and surrounding regions, including South-East NSW, the Southern Tablelands and the South-West Slopes.

Learn more about Region Media