Australian Reporter

Editorial St. Leonards, NSW


Description

Position at Mashable

You’ll be part of a small team locally, working closely with the Australian editor, but also collaborate and brainstorm daily with Mashable’s international editors and other team members in the U.S., Europe, and the UK. 

 You don’t need to be an expert in all the topics Mashable covers, but a passion for one or two is ideal - as is the willingness to learn about areas you’re not familiar with. Indicate briefly in your cover letter where your passions lie, and what you think are the biggest stories this year in some of the areas you’re not as familiar with. You’ll be across the global news cycle as well as what’s happening at home.

 The Day to Day

  • Taking on 2-3 assignments per day
  • Pitching and writing stories across the site’s verticals
  • Covering shorter news pieces, as well as working on features, lists and longer-term projects
  • Assisting with social media publishing
  • Collaborating with other team members on larger projects
  • Building relationships with local tech and culture newsmakers

 Qualifications

  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to turn around news posts quickly 
  • Ability and willingness to think differently and find new angles on big stories
  • Solid news writing skills and a critical eye
  • Strong fact-checking skills
  • Strong grasp of style and grammar (NB: We are an Oxford comma organisation. It is the law.)
  • A self-starter and a fast learner – quick, hungry, curious, creative, and extremely online
  • A team player (a sense of humour is a must – puns tolerated on alternate Wednesdays)
  • Knowledge of the digital media space and Mashable's core coverage areas
  • Digital skills like social media publishing, video editing, and image editing are a plus 

 We cover culture and issues that affect a wide range of communities – including people of colour, First Nations people, people from working class backgrounds, and LGBTQ+ people. We strongly encourage applications from candidates with these identities or who are members of other marginalised communities.

 Submit your CV along with a cover letter (no more than one page long) outlining your suitability for the role. Applicants who do not address all the key criteria in this listing in their cover letter will not progress. 

 About Mashable

Mashable is a global media and entertainment company which is part of Ziff Davis, that’s passionate about culture and tech. With smart, spirited coverage of stories that keep people talking, Mashable reaches an audience of 70 million monthly users who can’t get enough of the ideas, people, and products they love. Together, our ideas shape the future. Obsess with us.




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