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Nine hiring for climate/energy reporter

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Nine newspapers The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald have opened applications for a climate and energy reporter to be based in Canberra.

The reporter will be primarily assigned to the papers’ Parliament House bureau. Their reporting must be balanced for release over print and digital platforms. The assignment will also give the reporter a chance to cultivate more sources for their coverage, which may aid in national decision-making on Australia’s environment and energy issues.

Candidates for the position must have an extensive journalism background, strong communication skills, and have demonstrated an ability to produce accurate, credible reports. They should also have detailed knowledge of Australia’s corporate environment and federal politics. They must also be eligible to live and work in the ACT.

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Closer Communications to hire new PR Coordinator

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Sydney Inner West agency Closer Communications has opened a slot for a new PR account coordinator.

The chosen applicant will be assigned to a list of reputable technology and lifestyle brands.

Work will include daily liaisons with clients, handling social media channels and running client events. Closer’s senior leadership team will be on hand to mentor the account coordinator’s career development.

The applicant’s service record must include tenures in a PR/communications agency or a broader field that also includes PR-based activities. The person should also be proven to work well in a team environment, complete tasks within deadlines, are willing to learn, and can seize the initiative.

AMGC to hire PR/communications expert

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The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) has opened applications for an in-house PR and communications professional.

The person will be primarily tasked to develop and execute new campaigns to help improve AMGC’s status as a manufacturing industry stakeholder. The work will include creating standard PR materials, liaising with media contacts, managing and updating the AMGC’s social media accounts, and monitoring media coverage involving the AMGC. In addition, the successful candidate will closely work with the managing director and the five State Directors on the AMGC’s media program and associated activities.

Candidates must have had between three to five years’ experience in a PR agency, especially one where they have been involved in B2B account activities and managed campaigns from concept to events and final reporting. The person should be proficient in MS Office, very fluent in English oral and written skills, notably in punctuation and grammar. They also should have an extensive PR contact database and deep knowledge of media, politics, business, and the manufacturing sector.

News Corp Australia to hire Commercial Features Writer

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News Corp Australia has opened a new position for a commercial features writer, to be based in Bowen Hills, Queensland.

Part of the conglomerate’s commercial features team, the writer will liaise with clients in developing new commercial content. The material will then be spread across News Corp Australia’s publications and component brands.

Prospective applicants must be Journalism or Communications graduates with proven writing experience. They must also demonstrate familiarity with media and broadcast law and journalism ethics, and proficiency with content management systems or the willingness to train in operating them. They should show capability for effective workplace organisation and time management.

News.com.au looking for Technology Editor

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News Corp Australia digital portal News.com.au is in recruitment for a new technology editor, based at the company’s Surry Hills office.

The technology editor will be tasked to write and edit articles from all content genres with tech-heavy topics, such as mobile gadgets, science news, military technology, and social media. The articles themselves don’t have to be heavily technical in detail but must be written in ways relatable to casual readers, complete with images and strong headlines.

The candidate should be experienced in the production of digital content and management of editorial teams. They must also possess self-initiative, time management skills, and quality writing and editing skills, plus active interest in the technology circuit and ability to identify major stories.

Macquarie Media opens executive producer post

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Macquarie Media is accepting applications for a new executive producer position at its Pyrmont, NSW, offices.

The EP will be in charge of organising interviews and writing scripts for Macquarie’s talk shows, news and current affairs shows. The chosen applicant will also contribute program ideas and prepare content for social media and online distribution, plus cultivate stakeholder relationships with Macquarie’s online content, sales, creative services, news, and production teams.

Candidates must be experienced in radio operations and well-versed in the news and current affairs scene, with good voice quality and broadcast-writing skills. They should be also fully familiar with media and broadcast law. Macquarie Media will only process applications filed via SEEK with cover letter attached.