Bureau Chief - Gore (Full-time - Permanent position)

Allied Press Limited is the largest independently owned Media Company in New Zealand.  Employing over 1,100 staff and contributors across its 15 South Island locations. We operate across multiple media platforms (print, on-line, digital) delivering news, information and entertainment through our various regional and city publications, including The Ensign and the Otago Daily Times.

Reporting to the Editors of The Ensign (Regional Editor) and ODT (Editor in Chief), this role plays a key role in the growth and strengthening of The Ensign, a weekly local paper established in 1878, representing the local area in the Otago Daily Times and supporting the editorial team in the Gore office.  Sub-editing and layout skills would be an advantage but are not essential. This is an exciting time to be working for this leading independent New Zealand media company. The Otago Daily Times’ regional coverage and The Ensign’s local coverage are at the heart of its success.

Some of the key accountabilities include:

·            Staff support and performance management

·            Sourcing and writing stories

·            Copy tasting

·            Meeting production deadlines

·            Point of contact for the local community and Allied Press staff

In addition to your interest in supporting your team to succeed, you will demonstrate:

·            Video, photography and website skills

·            Commitment to accuracy and quality

·            Full NZ driver licence

This is a full time, permanent position based in Gore, central to the best of the South Island’s natural landscape with all of its leisure opportunities, affordable housing and access to plenty of local culture and sport.  Relocation assistance would be considered for the right candidate.  As well as working alongside professional colleagues throughout the South Island, there are development opportunities and an opportunity to take ownership of a successful and well supported local newspaper.

A copy of the full job description can be found below.

To apply please email your cover letter and CV via SEEK or to recruitment@alliedpress.co.nz.  

Applications will close on Friday, 21 January 2022.

Please note you must have the right to work in New Zealand to apply for this role. Allied Press is unable to provide sponsorship or visa support at this time.