Deputy Head of News (Fixed Term)

We need a driven and dynamic Deputy Head of News in our award winning NZ Herald newsroom for maternity leave cover.
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If you have your finger on the pulse of what audiences are looking for across print, digital and radio and have experience with leading teams in a high-performing newsroom, here’s an opportunity for you.

We need a driven and dynamic Deputy Head of News for a parental leave cover.

Our Deputy Heads of News drive the daily news content from start to finish, displaying sharp news judgement and the highest journalistic standards, fostering brilliant ideas and seeing them through to smooth and successful execution.

In this role you’ll often act as Content Chief – the daily or nightly leader of our nationwide news team, making editorial decisions across our award-winning platforms. From our industry-leading online network and our lively broadcast news operation to the respected New Zealand Herald print edition, our complex newsroom machine will run seamlessly under your management.  

You’ll be skilled at thinking laterally and creatively, managing multiple tasks and deadlines, and guiding a team who are the best in the business. This is an opportunity to work in the best newsroom in the country; a place where you can build on your career. 

Apply now and showcase your brilliance by submitting your CV and cover letter.

This is a fixed term contract covering parental leave. 

Applicants must have eligibility to work in New Zealand.

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


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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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