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National Desk News Assistant

Discovery Inc
Auckland, Auckland 0612
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Discovery Inc

Location: Auckland, New Zealand,
Req ID: 30901


News is a vital part of the Discovery operation in New Zealand, delivering coverage of news events and issues on television, radio and digital platforms.

The National Desk is the centre of information coming into the Newsroom, assessing and communicating information to the News teams, and assisting with the resourcing and production of News coverage .


  • This is an ideal role for a tertiary trained journalist wanting to make a career in a fast- paced multi platform newsroom.

  • The assistant role serves the newsroom - everything from viewing and logging material, to assessing and researching potential stories, dealing with public calls and emails, and general administration duties, to doing on camera interviews and writing and editing brief stories. Its the perfect role to develop your journalism skills.


  • Tertiary level qualification in journalism preferred.
  • Knowledge of the legal and ethical requirements for NZ media.
  • Must be self-motivated with an ability to take initiative in a challenging, fast paced environment while working with multiple stakeholders.
  • Reliable and personally responsible; self-manages workload and organises and completes work in a timely, consistent manner; works hours necessary to complete assigned work; is regularly present and punctual; arrives prepared for work; is committed to doing the best job possible; keeps commitments.
  • Able to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Able to adapt to changing priorities, deadlines and directions.
  • Organised and able to manage multiple projects; able to determine task urgency in a practical way.
  • Excellent computer and social media skills.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with a good on air voice
  • Enjoys working in a team to achieve excellence.
  • Knowledge of Treaty of Waitangi principles.

Why Discovery?

Aside from competitive salaries, great colleagues and an exciting work environment, we recognise that theres more to work than just pay. Discovery offers eligible staff a generous bonus scheme; free income protection, trauma and life insurances; three additional balance days per year; Birthday leave - that's right, you don't work on your birthday! (or around the day of your birthday) and parental leave topped up to full salary for the first 18 weeks.

Don't delay, your dream job awaits!


Posted: 2022-04-22 Expires: 2022-05-24

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