Reporter - Oamaru (Full-time permanent)


Allied Press has an exciting opportunity for an experienced reporter to join its busy Oamaru newsroom.

The successful candidate will deliver news from across the Waitaki district for the daily Otago Daily Times, the weekly Oamaru Mail, and online.

The successful candidate will have:

·            An understanding of local and regional issues, and national matters as they affect the region

·            The ability to develop and deliver important stories

·            A keen news sense and have the initiative to break stories

·            A strong work ethic

·            Photography experience

·            The ability to meet deadlines while maintaining excellence in accuracy, balance and credibility

·            Council and court reporting experience

·            The ability to work autonomously

This is a full-time position based in Oamaru and includes evening and weekend work. However, part-time hours could be considered. This role requires regular travel within the Waitaki district, so a full New Zealand driver’s licence is essential.

If you think this role is for you, please apply by way of covering application letter and CV.  A copy of the position description can be found at Any informal inquiries should be directed to North Otago Bureau Chief, Rebecca Ryan at

Applications will close on Friday, 8 July 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.