Australian Reporter

Editorial St. Leonards, NSW


Description

Position at Mashable

The reporter will work in a small team locally but collaborate daily with Mashable’s international teams in the U.S., Europe, and the UK. The candidate will not only have a strong grasp of what’s going on at home, but have a good understanding of what’s happening around the world.

It’s not imperative to be an expert in all the topics Mashable covers, but a passion for one is ideal, as is the willingness to learn about areas that may not already be familiar to the candidate. That being said, please indicate in your cover letter where your passions lie.

Experience in social media publishing and familiarity with tools of the new media trade, such as WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, Google Analytics and SocialFlow, is a plus.

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

Qualifications

  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to turn around news posts fast
  • Ability and willingness to think differently
  • Solid news writing skills and a critical eye
  • Strong fact-checking skills
  • Strong grasp of style and grammar
  • A self-starter as well as a team player (a sense of humour is a must!)
  • Knowledge of the digital space and Mashable's core coverage areas
  • Digital skills like social media publishing and Adobe Photoshop a plus

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.

Applicants should submit their CV along with a covering letter no more than one page long stating their suitability for a role. Applicants without all of the minimum requirements will be rejected, so please only apply if you satisfy all of those criteria.

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