Reporting to the Owners, this dual role of General Manager/Editor will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the business along with management of all staff. In addition, managing a small team of journalists who will write general news and sport for our papers that is both timely and relevant to our readers. The successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of general news content, be responsible for what is printed under the Press Council regulations as well as managing customer expectations.

Your Background:

  • 5 years’ people management experience
  • 3 years’ newspaper editor experience
  • Bachelor Degree or higher in Journalism
  • Formal education / training in Business / HR or similar
  • Proficient with InDesign, and Microsoft Office programs, in particular Word and Outlook
  • Experience in managing teams in particular with writing newspaper articles, proofreading and press releases; also writing content for websites and managing profiles on social media
  • Ability to get people to work efficiently under your management
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written and listening
  • Good working knowledge of the English language and its correct use with context and grammar
  • High energy with determination to get the job done
  • Self-motivated with a drive to improve self, team and business as a whole
  • Sound business acumen, understanding of P+L
  • Exposure with managing various OHS issues and training of staff to reduce risks
  • Current, valid driver’s licence
  • Current working with children’s check

Key Selection Criteria:

  1. Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and cultivate productive working relationships with a diverse range of customers and stakeholders
  2. Experience in managing competing priorities and organising work in order to complete tasks at an appropriate standard while meeting strict deadlines
  3. Excellent delegation skills and the ability to create a work climate where people are empowered to take action
  4. The ability to deal with complex situations requiring the assessment of priorities under pressure within short time frames
  5. Proven inspirational, motivational and empowering leadership qualities to deliver outcomes
  6. Tenacity and the ability to follow through to a successful conclusion

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, you must submit your resumé and a cover letter (3 page max) addressing the Key Selection Criteria to gm@newspaperhouse.com.au.

Only applicants who are an Australian resident or hold a relevant visa are eligible to apply (NO VISA sponsorship).

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