Overview

Here’s an exciting new role working in our NZME newsroom, collaborating with our journalists and the subscription business functions to deepen relationships with our subscribers.

This is a huge opportunity for an ambitious journalist who wants to help us shape the national conversation.

We’re looking for a writer/editor to take the lead on a new flagship morning email newsletter for Herald Premium, our digital service which brings the best journalism from New Zealand and around the world to more than 102,000 subscribers. The successful candidate will also contribute to the development of other email newsletters and products aimed at attracting and engaging subscribers.

An experienced journalist with first-class editorial judgment and a clear, lively writing style, you’ll write and curate an indispensable daily guide to the stories that matter, showcasing the best Herald content and becoming a trusted voice for a large and highly engaged readership.

With a sophisticated grasp of digital media, you’ll be bursting with ideas for growing our Premium readership and have a strong understanding of the potential of email in particular for cultivating audiences. You’ll have a compelling vision for a distinctive new editorial product that will become a must-read for Kiwis who care about news, politics and good writing.

This is a senior position, with a competitive salary and room to grow. You’ll be an important member of the Herald Premium team, with creative input into a fast-growing and innovative digital service that has provided a vital new source of support for our journalism. You’ll also work closely with colleagues in product and customer teams to deliver on our business priorities.

The position requires a journalist who is comfortable with the daily demands of a busy newsroom, and who possesses a broad range of skills. You’ll be a voracious consumer of news media, with a strong knowledge of current affairs, politics and world news. The job is full-time and will require early starts.

If you’re an innovative journalist looking for an ambitious new challenge, apply with your CV and a cover letter telling us why you’re right for the job and what you’d do with it.

Applicants must have eligibility to work in New Zealand.

About NZME.

New Zealand Media and Entertainment is where people come together. We keep Kiwis in the know about what matters most to them. We dig into what’s going on in the world and why, along with the latest and greatest in entertainment.

We do it across over 50 of New Zealand’s leading media brands – each with its own voice, and each powered by the country’s top media personalities, journalists, broadcasters, writers, and commercial thinkers. Combining radio, digital and print we reach over 3.3 million Kiwis every week.