New South Wales correspondent

Guardian Australia

Guardian Australia is part of Guardian News & Media (GNM), publisher a leading global media organisation, we are renowned for our pioneering independent journalism and our award-winning digital products.

We are seeking a state correspondent to join our team to lead coverage of New South Wales news for Guardian Australia’s state and national news.

In this role you will….

  • Lead coverage of the New South Wales news agenda for Guardian Australia’s state and national audiences by breaking exclusives, writing features and analysis on topics including, but not limited to, state politics
  • Pursue complex stories in consultation with editors, through multiple sources, using different channels of investigation
  • Liaise with senior editors on story ideas/choices, coverage, planning and execute priorities as directed by the newsdesk
  • Nurture contacts, including in specialist areas
  • Collaborate with and work as part of a team with the NSW state political reporter, and other general and specialist reporters
  • Cover stories in innovative ways including through podcasts, social media, liveblogs, video and interactive reports
  • Engage with social media to promote stories and uncover information

You’ll bring…

  • Demonstrated experience in initiating and breaking impactful New South Wales news stories, investigations and features to deadline
  • A track record in leading coverage of New South Wales stories, including politics and broader issues
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment whilst managing multiple tasks, ideally for a news website
  • Experience working with editors on planning coverage
  • A strong news sense, along with a highly developed understanding of media law
  • Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
  • The ability to think of and develop fresh ideas and new angles
  • A passion for independent journalism and an understanding of our editorial code and values

About working at Guardian Australia…

  • Employee assistance program (EAP) to support employee wellbeing
  • Hybrid working
  • Paid volunteer leave
  • Dedicated diversity and inclusion employee groups, action plans (including our Reconciliation Action Plan) and cultural competency training
  • Guardian digital subscription

This role is being offered on a full-time, permanent basis, with occasional weekend work, early starts or late finishes.

To apply for this position, please apply online and upload your résumé (maximum three pages) plus covering letter as one document. In your covering letter please outline your motivation for applying for the role and why you think you are suitable.

Closing date for applications: 26 March 2023

We believe that our role in the Australian media is to give a voice to the most marginalised people in society and value and respect all differences in all people — including people of colour, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from different social classes, people with diverse gender and sexual identities, and people with disabilities (seen and unseen). We believe that these communities must be centred in the work we do, bringing a new perspective and a diversity of thought. We also encourage flexible working and aim to create a work environment where all employees feel respected.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Paid volunteer leave
  • Parental leave
  • Work from home


  • 8 hour shift
  • Flexible hours
  • Rotating roster
  • Weekend availability

Work Authorisation:

  • Australia (Required)

Application Deadline: 26/03/2023

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach Guardian Australia directly to request this, as we're not responsible for the employer's application process.

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