Senior Reporter (Fixed Term 18mths, full-time hours)

Are you a journalist with a passion for breaking exclusives and telling stories that make a difference?

The Otago Daily Times has an exciting opportunity for a senior or mid-range reporter looking to step up to join our team based in Dunedin. The hours are full-time for 18 months.

You will have excellent writing skills and thrive on holding power to account.

You will primarily be writing for the Otago Daily Times and but your stories will reach a national audience through our copy sharing agreements with New Zealand Herald and RNZ.

The role has a significant digital focus and you will work with the online team and our graphic artists to make your stories stand out on the web.

The successful candidate will have:

●           self-motivation with a strong work ethic

●           an ability to generate stories and meet deadlines

●           a record of producing lead stories

●           a passion for informing the community

●           Full NZ Drivers licence

Allied Press Limited is an independent media company which employs more than 1,100 staff and contributors across multiple South Island locations, the Group has considerable interests in Digital and Print Media, web, regional television and commercial print operations.  The Head Office based in Dunedin has an on-site workforce of approximately 250 staff. 

A copy of the full job description can be found at below. Informal inquiries about the role are welcome and should be directed to .

To apply please submit your cover letter and CV by Friday, 27 May 2022either via SEEK or to

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.