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Company Wairarapa Times-Age
Location Masterton, Wellington
Pay & Benefits Company cellphone. Company vehicle.
Listed Tue 12 Jun, 11:51 am
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference WTA012
Do you have what it takes to edit one of the country’s few remaining locally owned and independent daily newspapers?
Do you thrive on deadlines, have plenty of ideas, and the energy to inspire a tight-knit, committed team of reporters?
A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the Wairarapa Times-Age, the voice of the Wairarapa region.
Based in our Masterton office, the successful candidate will have a proven track record of making solid editorial decisions, of motivating staff, and dealing with a wide range of internal and external partners and contributors.
You will know what our readers want from their newspaper, and be able to communicate effectively with subscribers, as well with everyone from advertisers, to MPs, to the local police area commander.
You will also be experienced in dealing with breaking news, digital opportunities, social media trends, and the principals of the Press Council .
Working closely with our chief reporter, you will identify the best stories of the day, help develop them, push the reporters to achieve excellence, and also have the ideas and passion to drive and complete longer-term projects and campaigns.
The ideal candidate will either have previous newspaper editing experience, or be a hungry chief reporter looking to step up to the top job.
This is not a role for the faint-hearted.
In return you will receive a competitive salary, a vehicle, and be part of the newspaper’s long history of setting the region’s news agenda.
This is a full-time position, with weekend work, and applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.