Nine’s Darren Wick reveals long list of editorial roles available at Nine News

‘We demand perfection, professionalism, commitment and drive’

Nine’s national director of news and current affairs Darren Wick is after expressions of interest to fill key positions at Nine News in a number of markets.

“We demand perfection, professionalism, commitment and drive in a hyper-competitive and deadline-driven environment, said Wick.

“As a result we have the best teams in the best newsrooms in every market in Australia – digital, broadcast, metropolitan, regional and the nation’s capital.

“To continue developing and evolving our news content, distribution and audience engagement, it’s important that we create opportunities and encourage a path of progress and growth for everyone at every stage of their career within Nine. The better each of you get, the more experience you gather and the better 9 News becomes.

The positions are:

Canberra: Reporter based in Nine’s Parliament House Bureau to work across all bulletins on a roster that provides seven-day coverage for 9 News Digital, the Today show, Daytime bulletins and the 6pm News.

Gold Coast: Executive producer, a new role for a senior journalist with competitive fire in their veins and experience in running teams to daily deadlines.

Sydney has a number of vacancies to fill:

• National head of news social: A senior role managing the news social team in all newsrooms across the country. The candidate will develop social media strategy for news including accounts, channels, tone of voice and frequency of communication.

• Digital News Editor: A key role within the expanding 9 News Digital team. In the same way as a TV chief of staff, the news editor will identify key stories for Nine’s digital platforms from around the network, overseas and from our direct content suppliers.

• Senior Reporter – TCN News: An experienced reporter who is self-motivated, has a track record of initiating and breaking stories and has an established network of contacts. As with every traditional broadcast role, the successful candidate will be expected to report across all platforms – broadcast and digital – for 9 News.

• Reporter – TCN News: This is a 12-month maternity leave contract, which may become permanent at the end of that term.

• Senior Producer/Line-Up – TCN News: This is a 12-month maternity leave contract, which may become permanent at the end of that term.

• Associate Producers x 2/freelance – TCN News: These producers will be working across all broadcast bulletins, including Today Show News, Daytime and 6pm on a roster that covers seven days a week. Even though the roles are freelance, the roster will have you working on a full-time basis with the opportunity to attain a full-time role within Sydney when one becomes available.

• Associate Producer Sport/freelance – TCN News: The candidate must have a strong knowledge of sport, particularly rugby league and AFL for the national bulletins. As with the general news freelance producer, the opportunity will eventually occur to attain a full-time role.

Interested people should get in touch with Nine’s Michelle PikeMPike@nine.com.au.

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