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| Posted 28-08-2021

Otago (Computer and Programming)

Are you a reporter with a clear eye for the facts, but can also spin a colourful yarn telling the stories that matter to YOUR community?

The Balclutha team has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and adaptable reporter to join them at the Clutha Leader and Otago Daily Times office. As a member of our Balclutha newsroom you will work on wide range of stories and features, covering the full gamut of hyper-local, community and breaking news.

Allied Press Limited is the largest, independently-owned media company in New Zealand. Employing more than 1100 staff and contributors across its 15 South Island locations, the group has significant interests in digital and print media, web, regional television and commercial print operations.

The Clutha Leader is published once a week and delivered to
8,000 homes.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter possessing:

  • Excellent writing ability with a keen interest in news and storytelling, both in print and online.

  • A high degree of personal responsibility and initiative.

  • The ability to progress multiple parallel tasks and meet regular deadlines

  • Photography, video and social media/web skills are valued.

  • A relevant journalism qualification (or equivalent experience) would be viewed favourably.

A clean, full NZ driving licence is essential. This full-time role includes rostered evening and weekend work shared within the team.

A copy of the job description can be found at employment.

Informal enquiries about the role are welcomed and should be directed to South Otago Bureau Chief Richard Davison, at

Please note you must have the right to work in New Zealand to apply for this role. Disclaimer: Allied Press is unable to provide sponsorship or visa support at this time.

If you think this role is for you, please apply with a covering letter and CV by Friday, 10 September 2021 either via SEEK or by emailing

Permanent – full-time Closing: Sep 10, 2021 Otago / Clutha Advertising, arts & media