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Bureau Chief - Maternity Leave Cover - Wellington

Newstalk ZB is looking for an exceptional broadcast journalist to run our Wellington Bureau while our current Bureau Chief is on maternity leave.
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Newstalk ZB is looking for an exceptional broadcast journalist to run our Wellington Bureau while our current Bureau Chief is on maternity leave.

You will need an excellent on-air voice, strong news judgement, and great subbing and people management skills.

The role involves subbing and reading local bulletins from 6am to midday Monday to Friday – and mentoring the news team to ensure a flow of copy throughout the day for national news bulletins.

You will need to be able to set the news agenda for the day, react quickly to breaking news and inspire your team to break stories of national significance.

You’ll also need to liaise with Newstalk ZB’s Editorial Centre in Auckland to ensure complete coverage 24/7.

This is a challenging, yet extremely rewarding role.

The successful applicant would be expected to start late July for training before taking over the reins on August 5th, 2019 for 12 months fixed term.

A complete position description is available on request.

Applications close: Friday 17th May 2019

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.

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Wellington

Taranaki Street
6011 Wellington Directions +64 4 802 4710

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