Executive Editor, News Gathering

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.

Te Mahi – About the job

RNZ has an opportunity for an experienced leader to work within a strong editorial leadership team. You will ensure our journalism is editorially sound, comprehensive and of a high quality.

Working collaboratively across our News and Content teams, you will role model and promote an environment where people can focus on covering and breaking public interest news stories which reflect, reach and engage our audiences. 

Ōu Pūkenga - About You

You will:

  • have significant experience and a proven track record for news gathering, ideally in a multimedia environment.
  • have experience leading a committed and high-performing team and role-modelling an inclusive and supportive culture.
  • apply your considerable expertise in editorial leadership, decision-making and journalism, alongside your appreciation of audience insights.
  • actively contribute to a collaborative workplace including the application of flexible thinking and behaviour, displaying core RNZ values in terms of attitude, behaviour and treatment of colleagues.

Ngā Hua: What we offer

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

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

Applications close: Sunday 14 April, 2024

If you'd like to speak to someone about this role, please get in touch with the recruitment team on jobs@rnz.co.nz

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: 848

Location: Wellington, Auckland

Closing Date: Sunday, 14 April 2024