News Director


  • Permanent Full Time
  • Auckland

Are you a newsroom leader who wants to be at the forefront of change and innovation? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you.

We're looking for a highly motivated News Director to join our Auckland team. You will be responsible for commissioning and publishing high-quality content that meets the needs of our audience on our digital platforms and in our quality newspapers.

Driving an audience-first newsroom approach you will be focused on ensuring continued engagement and growth of our Auckland audience, for, NZ's most popular news and entertainment site. You'll also be responsible for leading and inspiring a team of journalists, devoted to driving new and exciting content.

Duties include:

  • Collaborating with editorial staff across Stuff's newsrooms and verticals
  • Working with the Chief News Director and Editor to help lead the news team, effectively managing and mentoring staff with a focus on work performance and professional development.

To be successful in the role, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Experience in a leadership role in a digital newsroom
  • Deep understanding of what content works well online
  • Thorough knowledge of media law
  • Journalism qualification
  • Experience using digital audience analytics
  • Competence at planning and commissioning content

Benefits of working with us include:

  • Medical insurance
  • Access to an excellent employee assistance programme
  • A generous parental leave policy for any employees that are the primary or secondary carer

Stuff is a collection of print and digital products and services that connect Kiwi communities to the stuff that matters, the stuff they love and the stuff that brings us together, every day. We are proud to be New Zealand's leading media organisation, connecting with over three million New Zealanders every month across our platforms.

Think you can do the job? Then apply now and start your journey with Stuff today.

Ka oti rānei i a koe tēnei mahi? Kāti, tono mai ināianei kia tīmata ai tō haerenga me Stuff i tēnei rā.

Stuff champions inclusion. Be it gender, ethnicity, beliefs, abilities or experiences - we know that diversity brings another lens through which we all learn, connect and grow.

E kōkiri nei a Stuff i te whāinga kia whai wāhi ai te katoa. Hāunga te ira, te iwi, ngā whakapono, ngā āheinga, ngā wheako rānei o te tangata - e mōhio nei tātou mā te kanorau e whai tirohanga hou ai, e ako ai, e tūhono ai, e whanake anō ai tātou katoa.

As we are committed to creating a workplace that reflects the diverse communities in New Zealand, we will always invite and encourage applications from people of all genders, ethnicities, disabilities and ages. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all.

Nā runga i tā mātou ū ki tētahi taiao mahi e whakaatu ana i te kanorau o ngā hapori i Aotearoa, i te ao, i te pō, ka pōhiringia, ka ākina anō ngā tono mahi a te marea whānui, hāunga te ira, te iwi, te hauātanga, te pakeke rānei. E ū nei mātou ki te whai kia wātea ai ā mātou ara whai mahi ki te katoa i runga i te mana taurite.

Disclaimer: Stuff does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Stuff is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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