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Hobart - Full time

Who are we?

Southern Cross Austereo is Australia’s leading media entertainment company, home of LiSTNR and the Triple M & HIT network. With the ability to reach 95% of the population through our Radio, TV and Digital channels, our mission is to Entertain, Inform & Inspire all Australians Anytime. Anywhere!

In 2021 we launched LiSTNR, a curated and personalised Audio-On-Demand destination. It is home to the Hit & Triple M networks, 25 music stations and over 500 podcasts. LiSTNR is Australia’s #1 podcast network reaching more than 6.2 million monthly listeners.

SCA’s TV cover reaches all of regional Australia, in conjunction with its affiliations with metropolitan commercial networks. SCA’s affiliations include Network 10, Channel 7, Nine & Sky News.

What’s on offer for you?

  • Permanent position based out of our vibrant Hobart office
  • Training and development opportunities, health and wellbeing initiatives, birthday leave, volunteer leave, concert tickets, footy tickets, social events – PLUS much more!
  • Industry leading and gender neutral Paid Parental Leave Policy which offers 20 weeks paid parental leave for a primary carer.
  • Award-winning, highly supportive and creative culture that enables you to be your best unique self!

About the role:

We are seeking a journalist to join our Ten Local News Updates team based in Tasmania. Our journalists are self-starters who have an eye for detail and a keen interest in local news and current affairs. You will be responsible for researching and pitching engaging stories daily, then delivering quality pictures-driven video news content for our TV and online platforms. As a talented journalist, you will bring a unique perspective to every story you tell while maintaining an objectivity which is crucial to the journalist ethics of honesty, fairness and independence.

Experience we’re looking for:

  • Demonstrated experience in television news content creation and presentation
  • As a strong storyteller, you have the skills to simplify information and convey news in an easily understood way with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to work without supervision to meet strict deadlines
  • Proven ability to generate social media content that leads to greater engagement with online audiences
  • Knowledge of video editing software is an advantage, as is a knowledge of social media tools and platforms and photo and video editing apps
  • Sound knowledge of media law and best practice
  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, media or related fields is desirable

We are a values driven organisation - if you genuinely live and breathe our values, you’ll be a great addition to SCA.

  • We’re Better Together
  • People are our Power
  • Always Curious
  • We Push Doors Open
  • Be Genuine

Keen? Apply now by submitting your resume via our careers page.

Hot tip: Make sure you download and sign up to LiSTNR – you may be asked about your listening experience throughout the interview process! 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

We are committed to advancing equal employment opportunities for our staff and to diversify and develop our workforce. Furthermore, we aim to recognise the value of attracting and retaining employees with different backgrounds, experience, knowledge and abilities. We also aim to ensure diversity contributes to our business success and benefits individuals, teams, clients and the community.