Digital Journalist, RNZ Pacific

Te Tūranga – The opportunity  

An opportunity to work with New Zealand’s award-winning public media company. RNZ aims to strengthen Aotearoa and the Pacific through informative, challenging and entertaining content.

We’re looking for a talented journalist to join the RNZ Pacific team and focus on sharing content via multiple Digital channels including RNZ sites as well as social media.

Te Mahi – About the job

RNZ is New Zealand’s only non-commercial public multimedia organisation and exists solely to serve the public interest by providing unique, impartial services and content to all New Zealanders.

Part of RNZ’s strategy involves continuing to expand our digital content and distribution to connect with a growing and increasingly diverse audience.

In this role you will:

  • Initiate, write, edit, produce, and publish breaking news, news, features, analysis, background, and other context pieces, columns, and other digital content on RNZ Pacific website.
  • Contribute ideas, insights, original material, context, and lateral thinking to help RNZ Pacific develop its distinctive quality.
  • Make extensive and appropriate use of images, video, graphics, data, and audio in multimedia storytelling.
  • Use social media to engage audiences, and distribute and promote our journalism.
  • Use analytical tools to monitor audience engagement with RNZ Pacific stories

Ōu Pūkenga - About You

We’re looking for somebody with:

  • A Tertiary journalism qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Reporting and/or subbing experience for a news website or digital media organisation.
  • Experience as a writer, combined with an excellent command of English and correct use of grammar and punctuation.
  • Experience in still pictures, video and audio editing, development and use of graphics, and visualisation of data.
  • Demonstrated experience in breaking news, live blogging, hour-by-hour story development, features, analysis and context pieces, and online content curation.
  • Recognition of the value of cultural and community diversity.

Ngā Hua: What we offer

  • A friendly, welcoming and inclusive team/organisation.
  • Development and regular training opportunities for our people.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Will match an employee’s KiwiSaver contribution up to 4%.
  • Additional leave provisions for some roles and the option to buy extra leave.
  • Comprehensive parental leave over and above standard legislation.
  • Company discounts and benefits including discounted Southern Cross health insurance, car rental services and free flu shots.
  • RNZ supports work/life balance for our people including working from home initiatives where possible.
  • Comprehensive wellbeing support including access to a confidential support, guidance and counselling service.

Te Ahurea – Our Culture

At RNZ we are committed to fostering an inclusive and constructive culture. This means creating a place where our people feel like they belong and can do their best work. We do this through our attitudes; Be Bold, Better Every Day and Extend Manaakitanga.

This is a full-time role based in Auckland or Wellington. This role does include shift work, including weekends.

To apply for this role please complete your application on our careers site, including both your covering letter and a CV. If applying through Seek you will be able to view and download a copy of the full job description for this role after clicking Apply.  

Applications close: Wednesday, 22nd May, unless filled prior.  

If you'd like to speak to someone about this role, please get in touch with the recruitment team on

RNZ is committed to the principles and practices of Equal Employment Opportunity and welcomes applicants reflecting New Zealand’s cultural and ethnic diversity.

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: 838

Location: Wellington, Auckland

Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2024