Reporter, News - Rockhampton

  • Job Reference: 00023196-1
  • Date Posted: 30 May 2024
  • Recruiter: ABC
  • Website:
  • Location: Rockhampton
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

  • Be a part of Australia's independent national broadcaster
  • Permanent, Full Time role
  • Picturesque Rockhampton location
  • Build strong engagement with local audiences
  • $78K to $96K plus 15.4% Nominated Super 

About the role

ABC News Capricornia is looking for a talented and highly motivated journalist to join its dedicated team based in Rockhampton. Someone who’s passionate about telling the stories of our region and who is willing to go the extra mile to ensure those stories are beautifully produced across multiple platforms.

Under routine direction of the Editor, ABC Capricornia, you will create high-performing online stories, engaging videos for broadcast and digital platforms, audio news and packages for live radio and on demand, and have the opportunity to share the stories of local people and the community nationally.

As a Reporter, you will:

  • Produce and present news bulletins, Q&As, interviews and packages across all platforms, including breaking stories.
  • Write digital articles for the ABC News online, and create video content for broadcast, digital and social media platforms
  • Contribute to planning and commissioning processes to develop and distribute new content ideas to achieve strong reach and engagement with audiences. 
  • Identify and develop, in collaboration with colleagues, local content that can be shared with other content teams across the ABC on multiple platforms.  

About You

You have strong editorial instincts, with experience in crafting stories that set the next day's agenda. You are able to work as part of a team, and independently. You want to connect with people and communities. You like hitting the road, meeting new people and you can give stories a heart. To be successful in this role, you will also have:

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering breaking and original journalism for multiple platforms.
  • Proficient editorial skills including the ability to source and analyse information and exercise reliable judgement.  
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues that affect and interest the local audience.
  • A current and valid Driver’s Licence

About ABC Capricornia

You will be working out of the ABC Capricornia office in Rockhampton with a friendly, fun and experienced team of content makers. The region spans from Gladstone, on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef in the south, out to the Gemfields and beyond in the west. It also encompasses the stunning Capricorn Coast, where you’ll find the Keppel Islands and a plethora of tropical beaches to spend your weekends on. You’ll be surrounded by national parks, full of walks to explore in the cooler months. You’ll work from a beautiful, gold rush era building which sits opposite the mighty Fitzroy River and is close to many great coffee shops and cafes in the Rockhampton City Centre. Your commute will be easy no matter which direction you come from. The region offers a massive variety of stories to be told, coupled with a great lifestyle. Getting out and about to experience it all, is strongly encouraged.

Check us out here – ABC Capricornia

Previous applicants need not apply.

The ABC strives for diversity and inclusion 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, people with disability and LGBTIQA+ individuals. The ABC also aims to achieve a gender-balanced workforce.

For more information about working at the ABC, please feel free to explore our careers page at

For further details on the role and requirements, please refer to the full position description: 50023674 REPORTER.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 Jessica Clifford, Editor ABC Capricornia on 0406088671 or at

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

We respectfully request that Recruitment Agencies do not submit applications for this position.