News / Community / 5th April 2023
Part time – award wages
Exciting opportunity to join the award-winning Coonabarabran Times team as a news reporter, covering general news items from across the Warrumbungle Shire. Prospective journalists looking to secure their first appointment are encouraged to apply.
We’re on the hunt for someone resourceful, with a natural writing ability who can work well under tight deadlines. As well as seeking out news items, you will need to establish and maintain contacts from across the local community.
- Previous journalism/communications or equivalent industry experience or qualifications
- Exceptional spelling and grammar, and the ability to spot a typo from afar
- Photography/video and editing skills
- Sub-editing (including headline ideation), design and layout - Adobe inDesign and Photoshop would also be an advantage
- Knowledge of social media management and content management systems
- Ability to work irregular hours and weekends as required
- A driver’s licence and vehicle
Published for locals, by locals, the Coonabarabran Times is an independent family-owned newspaper servicing the town of Coonabarabran and outlying communities in the Warrumbungle Shire area. The masthead has been entrenched in the local community for close to 100 years, and remains the only local newspaper in circulation. From in-depth news, analysis and opinion, to Council happenings and junior sport, the community newspaper gives local readers exactly what they want – information on what is taking place in their backyard.
Warrumbungle is a Gamilaroi/Gamilaraay word meaning crooked mountain, and for thousands of years it has been a spiritual place for the custodians of this land - the Gamilaroi, Wiradjuri and Weilwan people. Coonabarabran is the major town of Warrumbungle Shire Council, which covers some 12,380 square kilometres of regional NSW, also encapsulating the towns of Baradine, Binnaway, Coolah, Dunedoo and Mendooran. The shire is home to a population of 10,000. Coonabarabran is located two hours from other larger regional cities including Dubbo, Tamworth and Mudgee, and approximately six hours from Sydney.
Please forward your resume, including two references, along with samples of your writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, please contact Kait Britton on 0437 609 431.
Monday, 24 April 2023
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