Listed 29 Jun 2021

News Writer

Southern Cross Austereo, Sydney
Application Close: 29 Jul 2021

Southern Cross Austereo is an exciting, vibrant, energetic and progressive company employing over 2000 staff nationally. We are dedicated to delivering firsts in entertainment solutions with the ability to reach 95% of Australian’s through our Radio, TV and Digital channels.  Working at Southern Cross Austereo is far more than a job – it’s an opportunity to be associated with one of the world’s leaders in media entertainment.

What’s in it for you?

Permanent position
Birthday leave, training and development opportunities, health and wellbeing initiatives, in-office culture events, corporate offers, PLUS much more!
Highly supportive culture that enables you to be your best unique self!
Attractive salary package and opportunity for progression

The role on offer:

Reporting into the Sydney News Editor, the News Writer is a newly created and exciting behind-the-scenes role. You will work closely with our breakfast talent and personalities to identify and create compelling news that is delivered to our unique and varied target audience. Importantly, you will have a high level of competence and experience and be genuinely excited about providing our listeners with the most relevant, up to date news.

This is a truly ‘make it your own’ role with plenty of scope. We are looking for an ambitious individual who will take full advantage of the development opportunities that this role affords including on-air duties from time to time. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work across an extensive remit of the SCA eco-system including both radio and LiSTNR, our exciting new Audio-On-Demand app. If you want to work with a high-performing and passionate news team where you can be your best self, then this is the role for you!

The skills and experience you will need:

Minimum of three years full time commercial radio experience, preferably in a metro market
Experience as an ‘on-air’ news reader with a confident, conversational reading style which suits our brand (highly desirable)
Can produce accurate, punchy and creative bulletins whilst achieving tight work deadlines
Love to work in both a solo and team environment
Talent management experience (highly desirable)
Have excellent knowledge of news and sport, a knowledge of local, national and international issues is crucial
Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Understand social media and how it relates to newsgathering and story creation
Experience with NewsBoss is preferable

The position offers entry into a fast moving, progressive and award-winning media environment. Passion for delivering great results will be key to your success.

Keen? Apply now by submitting your CV, cover letter and audio demo.

Applications will not be considered without demo.

Southern Cross Austereo reserves the right to commence recruitment activities prior to the stated closing date.

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