News Director - Bay of Plenty

Are you an experienced journalist looking for a new challenge? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!
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NZME Bay of Plenty, which publishes the Bay of Plenty Times and Rotorua Daily Post, is looking for a News Director to join its operation.

You'll have plenty of experience working in a daily newsroom with a strong track record of writing and editing tight, crisp news copy, making excellent news decisions and leading people.

Your attributes will include outstanding communication, team work, writing skills, leadership and attitude - and you'll possess a strong knowledge of media ethics and law.

In return, we offer a dynamic, innovative working environment that cherishes great ideas and stories in sunny Bay of Plenty. You can base yourself in either Tauranga or Rotorua - or work between both offices.

This is a senior appointment in the regional leadership team. Opportunities like this do not come along often, so apply now!

Applicants must be New Zealand residents or have a valid work permit.

Applications close Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


1143 Hinemoa St
3010 Rotorua Directions +64 7 348 9089 View page


405 Cameron Rd
3110 Tauranga Directions +64 7 577 7777 View page

Workplace & Culture

You are free to be yourself at NZME. We are Rainbow Tick certified and a proud member of Diversity Works.

NZME's workplace & culture is also based on our Purpose to keep Kiwis in the know. We deliver news, entertainment and information to Kiwis everyday.

We deliver our Purpose through our Values – being Curious, Confident and Connected. Our values make us who we are - they’re the stuff of our DNA and make us unique and different. Our Values express how we do things. 

The promise to keep our audiences in the know is a powerful commitment to make, but one we’re already delivering on every day.

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