EDITOR – Ashburton Courier (Full time, Permanent)

Allied Press Ltd is seeking an experienced journalist ready to take the next step in their career, as Editor for the Ashburton Courier.

The Ashburton Courier is a weekly community newspaper delivered to more than 16,000 homes across Mid Canterbury and the surrounding rural areas. It is the largest circulating and best read newspaper within the Mid Canterbury area.


This is an exciting opportunity and provides the successful applicant the ability to help shape and connect the community we serve.

You will be responsible for our newspaper layout, leading the news team, writing stories and co-ordinating news gathering for the Ashburton Courier.

The successful applicant will be self-motivated, tenacious and have a passion for news and building relationships within our local community.

Ability to find local stories, juggle tasks, meet deadlines and write engaging, accurate copy is essential. You will have an eye for photography. Video and website skills are desirable.

It is essential that you have a full driver’s licence. Given the nature of the role, occasional evenings and weekend work may be required.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Our well respected local title is owned by Allied Press, the largest independent publisher in New Zealand.

Please note that you must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this role.

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity for you, please send your CV with a covering letter to steve@starmedia.kiwi or feel free to call me on 021 372 479