Breaking news reporter

Guardian Australia (www.theguardian.com/au) launched in May 2013 as part of Guardian News & Media (GNM), one of the largest English language newspaper websites in the world (www.theguardian.com).

We are seeking a breaking news reporter to join our newsroom in Sydney or Melbourne.

In this role you will write breaking news stories, interviews and backgrounders to tight, rolling deadlines on both national and international stories. You will generate interesting original content and cover stories in innovative ways including social, video and interactive reports, run a live blog, interact with readers, make contacts and develop story areas.

This role will suit a skilled reporter with experience writing news, comment, features and punchy copy in a fast-changing and pressurised news environment, preferably on a news website. The successful candidate will have good knowledge and understanding of domestic and international current affairs and media law, familiarity and ease with social media, the ability to generate fresh ideas and angles and produce high quality stories under pressure, excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills and a strong news sense. Video, audio and live blogging experience is highly desirable and an interest in a specialist area or areas would be an advantage.

For more information please view the full job description here.

To apply for this position, please upload your résumé (maximum three pages) plus covering letter as one document. In your covering letter please outline your motivation for applying for the role, why you think you are suitable and why you are looking to leave or have left your current/past position. Please note that applicants should be legally eligible to work in Australia. We are unable to sponsor prospective employees' visa applications.

This role is being offered on a full-time, 12-month contract, working over a seven-day roster, starting at 7am when rostered to work on weekdays.

Closing date for applications: 10 January 2020

We believe that our role in the Australian media is to give a voice to the most marginalised people in society and value and respect all differences in all people — including people of colour, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from different social classes and people with disabilities (seen and unseen). We believe that these communities must be centred in the work we do, bringing a new perspective and a diversity of thought. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities and/or marginalised groups.