Bureau Chief - Oamaru (Full-time permanent)

Allied Press is seeking a passionate and experienced senior journalist for the role as editor of the Oamaru Mail, the best community newspaper in New Zealand, and Otago Daily Times Oamaru bureau chief.

The Oamaru Mail was awarded the Community Newspaper of the Year at the 2021 Voyager Media Awards and it is a finalist again this year. This is an exciting opportunity to take the reins of a newspaper that is the beating heart of its community.

Allied Press Limited is the largest independently owned media company in New Zealand.  Employing more than 1,100 staff and contributors across its 15 South Island locations. It operates across multiple media platforms (print, on-line, digital) delivering news, information and entertainment through our various regional and city publications.

It is a permanent, full time position based in our Oamaru office, offering significant scope for personal and professional growth.

With responsibility for the Oamaru Mail community newspaper and the Otago Daily Times coverage of the Waitaki region, your duties will include managing breaking news coverage, writing and assigning stories, directing reporters, overseeing the production of the Mail, generating ideas and liaising with editors.

Strong photography, video and website skills are desirable. You will be efficient, organised, curious, able to get along with and lead reporters, have a passion for community and news and be an excellent communicator.

You would ideally have spent time managing a newsroom and have broad experience in all facets of editorial production, including sub editing and design.


A full NZ driver licence is essential. Relocation assistance would be considered for the right candidate.


A copy of the full job description can be found on our website alliedpress.co.nz/employment.

To apply please email your cover letter and CV via SEEK or to recruitment@alliedpress.co.nz.   Applications are being considered on a rolling basis.


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.