Full Time Job

Reporter

Discovery

Auckland, New Zealand 08-05-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Overview

Newshub is the premiere new brand for Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ. It delivers world-class local and international news aimed primarily at a New Zealand audience across linear broadcast and digital platforms

We're currently looking for a Reporter to join our talented team. You will be responsible for providing accurate, compelling and timely coverage of news stories and events across the company's TV and digital assets, with a particular focus on Newshub Live bulletins. You will also be required to present bulletins as and when required with accuracy and in a warm, credible and authoritative manner.

Responsibilities
• Deliver compelling news on all platforms – primarily for TV and as required for digital and social platforms
• To find, develop and break original news stories
• To provide fast, accurate and timely story information and content to a standard consistent with the Newshub brand
• To prepare reports in a variety of broadcast and online formats, as appropriate to the story and the audience using video, audio, graphics, stills and text as required
• Maintain a high standard of knowledge of a broad range of news events and issues
• To actively contribute to the news diary
• Develop and foster extensive contacts among newsmakers with the aim of finding exclusive stories
• To be adept at using newsroom systems and tools as required to prepare stories
• To be adept at using newsroom systems eg Slack to ensure all platforms are updated on story progress
• Undertake regular voice training
• To report live from the newsroom and from story locations with credibility and warmth
• To handle breaking news calmly and professionally
• To use social media effectively in a manner consistent with the Newshub brand
• When presenting if required, to deliver an error-free, convincing and engaging read
• To be familiar with defamation law, the Privacy Act, and all other relevant legislation
• To be familiar with the BSA Codes of Practice and the Journalist Code of Ethics. Operate within the requirements of the above rules and regulations at all times, and particularly ensure that stories are written and produced to a high journalistic standard, without containing any information which could be considered libelous
• To receive and respond promptly to any complaints. Keep the Auckland Bureau Chief and Director of Newsgathering informed
• Be prepared to attend any training or skill ­updating course required by the company, and to complete in-­house training as and when required
• The Employee shall ensure they are familiar with Discovery NZ's health and safety policies and procedures, and any modifications to those policies and procedures that may be introduced from time to time
• Carry out your work safely and without endangering or causing harm to yourself, fellow staff members, contractors, customers, visitors, or the general public
• Other duties as required

Qualifications

It is essential that the successful candidate has:
• A tertiary qualification, preferably in journalism
• At least four years journalism experience
• A strong broadcast-quality voice
• The ability to use news editing technology
• Experience with newsroom systems and processes
• Legal right to permanent, full time work in New Zealand
• Personal Attributes:
• A team player who will both take direction and encourage and advise less experienced reporters
• A generous team member who appreciates individual and business successes
• Flexibility to work varied shifts and hours as required
• Ability to work to tight deadlines and perform effectively under pressure
• Close attention to detail
• Effective communicator both internally and externally
• A generator of original ideas
• Understanding of and engagement with digital platforms including social networks
• Continually seeks opportunities to improve programme content and delivery
• Maintains excellent collaborative and professional relationships with within the wider company
• At Discovery NZ, we recognise that to be the most innovative company, we must also be the most diverse. We are committed to creating an environment where all employees are included, are treated with dignity and respect and are in a position to contribute to our future success

Why Discovery?

Aside from competitive salaries, great colleagues and an exciting work environment, we recognise that there's more to work than just pay. Discovery offers eligible staff a generous bonus scheme; free income protection, trauma and life insurances; three additional balance days per year; Birthday leave - that's right, you don't work on your birthday! (or around the day of your birthday) and parental leave topped up to full salary for the first 18 weeks.

Don't delay, your dream job awaits!

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rjw4yw-35-172-223-251-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Discovery

Discovery, Inc. is the global leader in real life entertainment. We serve passionate fans with content that inspires, informs, and entertains, providing leadership across deeply loved and trusted brands, such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and Travel Channel.