Junior Journalist - Nine Radio

Company Description

About Nine
Nines strategy is to create great content, distribute it broadly and engage audiences and advertisers. As the home of Australias most trusted and loved brands spanning News, Sport, Lifestyle, and Entertainment, we pride ourselves on creating the best content, accessed by consumers when and how they want, while celebrating our ability to give the shared experiences to audiences, the ones which connect us together. Living at the intersection of Australias best content, conversation and culture, Nine is where Australia connects.
 
Our business operates in the following four divisions: Australian Community Media, Printing and Stuff; Publishing (including, Metro Mastheads, Nine Digital and Events), Stan, and Television. Nines assets include the Nine Network, major mastheads such as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and Australian Financial Review, digital properties such as nine.com.au, 9Honey, Pedestrian.TV, and CarAdvice, subscription video platform Stan and majority investments in Domain and Macquarie Media.

 

Job Description

The purpose of the role: 

To generate stories, and gather, edit and present information in a balanced, accurate and interesting way. To prepare, edit and present live and pre-recorded radio news reports and news bulletins.

Key task: reporting on the news - that includes: 

        Meet hourly and half-hourly news bulletin deadlines.

        Compile, edit and present radio news bulletins, both live and pre-recorded.

        Prepare and present material on air, in both live and pre-recorded reports.

        File voice reports and audio grabs.

        Provide live cross reports for programs.

        Write scripts for bulletins, voice reports, stories and headlines.

        Generate ideas for stories, and follow leads from news agencies, police, the public, media conferences, programs, social media and other sources.

        Research, verify and collate evidence and information to support a story using relevant sources such as newsmakers, organisations, the internet, archives, databases, etc.

        Conduct interviews and write stories based on those interviews, using script, voice and audio.

        Select appropriate locations and sound, and exercise editorial judgement on the best angle from which to approach a story.

        Report on general news stories.

        Report on emergency stories from the scene of the event, including bushfires, floods etc.

        Work on-call for major stories when required.

        Undergo necessary training and accreditation, such as RFS media training.

        Liaise with program producers and network program producers to ensure programs are aware of breaking and current stories.

        Understand and comply with media law and industry codes of conduct.
 

Qualifications

Essential: 

        Experience in journalism, newsgathering, writing for radio, editing bulletins, and news reading.

        Able to meet hourly and half-hourly deadlines under pressure.

        Ability to deal effectively with simultaneous tasks.

        Broad knowledge of local and regional issues, as well as newsmakers and organisations.

        Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

        Ability to work in a live broadcasting environment.

        Online research, word processing and social media skills.

        Ability to work in a team and independently, and to take feedback and direction.

        Adherence to high ethical standards. 

        Driver's licence.

Desirable: 

        Degree in journalism/communications or similar.

        Experience with NewsBoss software.

        Leadership potential. 

Additional Information

We embrace all aspects of diversity & inclusion and are committed to creating a workplace which reflects the incredibly diverse customers, audiences and communities we serve.

Disclaimer: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes and are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes

10/03/2020 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 Marketing & Communications
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