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Their ABC wants a 'First Nations' political reporter in Canberra - Aboriginals only

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Political Reporter Parliament House - Canberra


This vacancy is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only, which reflects the objectives of the ABC's Equity and Diversity Management Plan and the Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1987.

  • Location - Canberra - Parliament House Bureau
  • Salary - Circa $85K + choice of 15.4% nominated superannuation
  • Full- time, permanent opportunity
  • Work alongside some of the ABC’s most respected journalists

About ABC News

ABC NEWS is Australia's leading and most trusted independent news service on television, radio and online. It has capital city and suburban newsrooms in every State and Territory and currently has 10 international postings, as well as working with the ABC's Regional & Local teams in 48 regional locations. Its broadcast and digital news and current affairs output includes the ABC NEWS website and mobile and social media channels; the continuous ABC NEWS TV channel; ABC NewsRadio; flagship television programs such as the State and Territory 7pm News editions, 7.30, Four Corners, Australian Story, News Breakfast, Q+A, Foreign Correspondent, Insiders and Behind the News; audio programs such as AM, PM and The World Today; and the Asia-Pacific Newsroom.

About the Role

This is a fantastic opportunity to report on all things political from the very hub of the action. You will work along-side experienced and respected journalists, reporting on political stories that will interest and inform existing and new ABC audiences. The role will include;

  • Producing cross platform political stories across a range of issues and events.
  • Staying abreast of political processes and issues to report with confidence.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key Indigenous political figures and organisations to find and tell stories to engage all audiences.  

About You

You are an experienced multiplatform reporter with a genuine interest in covering politics from the Parliament House Bureau. Your skills and experience will include;

  • Strength to report across one or more platforms including digital, TV and radio (enthusiasm for learning new skills).
  • Broadcast confidence will be highly regarded.
  • Ability to demonstrate good editorial judgement and meet tight deadlines.
  • Collaborative workstyle with an interest in learning and sharing knowledge and experience.

 Working at the ABC

The ABC's a great place to work; we provide various opportunities for Indigenous staff, including attending the national Indigenous staff conference, activities during NAIDOC week, regular networking events and mentoring support.

You'll have a friendly and supportive environment to learn and grow in, with a vibrant, dynamic and cohesive team and a manager who will help you with any questions and give you regular opportunities to talk about your progress. You'll also have access to a network of Indigenous staff and support from the ABC's Lead, Indigenous Employment and Diversity. 

For further details on the role and requirements, please refer to the full position description: Download File 50063160 POLITICAL REPORTER CPH.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 further information on this position please contact Louise Yaxley, Bureau Chief at [email protected]

We are unable to accept email applications, please ensure that you submit your application via the online portal.