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Asian Affairs Reporter

Discovery Inc
Auckland, Auckland 0612
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Discovery Inc

Location: Auckland, New Zealand,
Req ID: 30091


Newshub is the premiere new brand for Discovery ANZ. It delivers world-class local and international news aimed primarily at a New Zealand audience across linear broadcast and digital platforms

This specialist Asian Affairs reporter will play a key role in providing stories of importance to Asian communities and to broader populations in Aotearoa.

The Asian affairs reporter will use their strong contacts with New Zealands diverse Asian populations to find, gather and deliver stories to digital, social, and broadcast channels, to ensure issues important to Asian communities are part of our news coverage, reflecting the cultural and ethnic diversity of Aotearoa.

We expect our Asian Affairs reporter will help ensure an Asian lens is placed on any coverage of significant mainstream stories affecting Asian peoples, improving understanding and context of issues.


  • Find, gather and deliver Asian affairs stories for all Newshub platforms and programmes, including Newshub Live at 6pm.
  • Build and maintain relationships with leaders in our diverse Asian communities in New Zealand to unearth and explore a greater range of stories
  • Build and maintain relationships with sources in the Asian region to ensure significant stories are being reflected in mainstream NZ media
  • Ensure significant events are in Newshubs news diary and assist in the development of coverage plans for such events across Newshubs platforms and programmes, including liaising with news leaders, Bulletin Producers and Executive Producers
  • An understanding of cultural protocols and nuances that should be taken into a consideration in storytelling and news gathering
  • Ensure any translations used are accurate
  • Deliver compelling original news stories either in video, copy and/or audio formats for distribution on all platforms with primary consumption by the audience through digital and social media
  • Assist other reporters to understand issues faced by Asian communities
  • Script and deliver news stories to a high standard, accessing the knowledge base of Newshub producers and managers to constantly improve your stories
  • Report live from the field at a standard suitable for broadcast journalism delivery
  • Report breaking news in an authoritative, warm and convincing manner
  • Have regular conversations with Newhub producers to develop story angles
  • Participate in feedback sessions to improve on-air performance


  • Strong contacts and relationships with Asian leaders of diverse backgrounds.
  • An enthusiastic and positive team player who loves news
  • An outgoing and immersive individual, passionate about the reporting round they serve
  • Willing to take direction and eager to develop technical and presentation skills
  • A generous team member who appreciates individual and business successes
  • Flexibility to work when news breaks
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and perform effectively under pressure
  • Close attention to detail
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Basic experience with video editing
  • Effective communicator both internally and externally
  • A generator of original ideas
  • Engagement with digital news platforms , and social networks
  • Continually seeks opportunities to improve programme content and delivery
  • Maintains excellent collaborative and professional relationships within the wider company


Posted: 2021-10-13 Expires: 2021-11-14

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