Reporter, News Townsville


South Townsville, QLD

Posted 2/14/2018

  • Be a part of Australia's independent national broadcaster
  • $67K - $82K p.a. + choice of 15.4% super
  • Townsville location
  • Working in isolated locations attracts allowances above the base salary rate

About the ABC

The ABC is the nation's most trusted and independent source of Australian conversations, culture, and stories. With over 4,500 employees from diverse backgrounds, based in more than 50 locations around Australia and overseas, the ABC is proud to create, curate and deliver high-quality content that informs, educates and entertains.

About ABC Regional

ABC Regional provides a national voice for the one third of Australians who live outside our capital cities. At a time when the regional presence of commercial media is shrinking, the ABC’s role is more important than ever. ABC Regional’s more than 400 staff prepare and present almost 1,000 hours of live local programming every week, while linking the stories, people and conversations of regional communities to local, national and international audiences through broadcast, online and mobile services.

About the Role

We are on the hunt for an accomplished reporter to join our dedicated and experienced local team located in Townsville. The role involves some shift and weekend work.

You'll work across television, online and radio and be able to adapt your craft skills across platforms.  Collaboratively work with the local team and contribute to coverage for audiences in the region and across the country.

  • Create accurate, concise and clear news content
  • Deliver digital news content, radio news bulletins, Q&A’s, interviews and packages

About You

To join this team you will need to be a highly motivated News Reporter and a positive team member with a good knowledge of local and national news issues.

  • Proven reporting, research and journalism skills
  • Experience in, or willingness to learn, television reporting, video journalism or video news production
  • Experience in producing digital news and social media content
  • You will have a history of developing contacts and breaking news
  • A self-starter, able to work effectively in a small team
  • Embrace the brief to deliver agenda setting coverage
  • Can exercise sound editorial judgement, making immediate and strong decisions under pressure

For an overview of the role, please refer to the position description: Download File Reporter News Townsville - PD.pdf

We would love to see your work. Please submit material with your application online (include examples, links to websites or attach audio/video files up to 5MB).

For more information on working at the ABC visit

For further information contact Paula Tapiolas, Chief of Staff, Townsville on (07) 4722 3010

Recruitment Agency applications will not be accepted.

The ABC strives for equity and diversity in the workplace, and to promote a culture of opportunity. Through its services the ABC seeks to represent, connect and engage with all of the Australian community. In line with our focus on  diversity, applications are strongly encouraged from Indigenous Australians, people from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disabilities. The ABC also aims to achieve a gender-balanced workforce.

Job no:499553
Work type:Ongoing Full Time
Categories:Journalism/Editorial, Presenter/On-Air
Advertised: E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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