Story Producer, Te Karere


  • Permanent Full Time
  • Auckland

The opportunity - Te tūranga 

He tata ki te whā tekau tau a Te Karere e noho ana hei poutokomanawa o te whare pāpāho Māori, Ia rā o te wiki, reo Māori ai tā Te Karere kawe i ngā rongo kōrero o te wā ki te mano.  Ko te whāinga matua tuarua, he whakaū i te tirohanga Māori ki ngā kaupapa-ā-hapori, ā-motu, ā-ao.  Ko nga whāinga e rua nei, ara, ko te whakamana i te reo Māori me te tirohanga Māori, te hihiritanga e kaha nei, e ngākaunui nei ngā kaimahi o Te Karere.  

I tēnei wā, kei te rapu tangata pūkenga nui mātou hei raukura mo tō mātou rōpū. 

Te Karere is an iconic part of the New Zealand landscape. For 40 years it has been at the heart of Māori broadcasting, bringing news in te reo Māori to our viewers every day. Our Te Karere team reports from right across Aotearoa bringing fresh Māori perspectives to the day's news and current affairs. 

What we're looking for - Tā mātou e kimi nei 

Te Tūranga 

Ko te tūranga nei, he tūranga kaitaki korero i roto i tō mātou whare ki Tāmaki.  Me matatau ki te reo, te hangarau, te tipako i ngā kaupapa kōrero.  Ko te painga atu mēnā ehara koe i te ihu hūpē i te ao pāpāho.  Mēnā kua mahi pāpāho koe i mua, koia, koia. 

Te Hātepe 

Mēnā kei a koe ngā pūkenga e kimihia ana, a, e manawa kai roke koe ki te mahi mā Te Karere, whakapā mai kia kōrero tahi ai tātou.  Whāia ngā hononga kia rēhita i tō ingoa. 

We're looking for a talented Story Producer with solid journalism experience who can deliver reliable and accurate stories to join our Te Karere team. There will be a need to generate story ideas and also remotely support reporters outside Auckland to get stories to air. 

You'll be brimming with ideas, and you'll have the ability to work closely with reporters to field produce, copy edit and produce media for use in television and online in both daily and future stories.  Fluency and flair with te reo Māori is a must. 

Your expertise as a producer coupled with your excellent organisational skills will be essential in this role. You will be expected to manage and edit content to maximise our coverage across different platforms.  An ability to work calmly under pressure and as part of a strong team is crucial. 

Working at TVNZ - Te mahi ki Te Reo Tātaki 

  • A vibrant culture where we celebrate our content and our successes, and where we're encouraged to continue learning and growing our careers.
  • A $350 up front allowance to contribute to home office set up expenses. 
  • Comprehensive parental leave - topping up the Government's offering to 6 months at full pay, as well as 6 weeks working at 80% of your normal time at full pay when you return to work, plus 4 week's paid leave and an optional extra 2 week's unpaid for partners. 
  • Lifestyle Leave - the option to buy an extra week or two of leave annually if you want it, to take leave without pay if circumstances allow, or to cash up leave if you've got more than you need. 
  • A $350 annual wellbeing allowance, discounted Southern Cross health insurance, free flu shots, and access to a confidential support, guidance and counselling service. 
  • Superannuation covered - with employee contributions matched up to 5% of salary. 

Plus just announced and coming from July: 

  • Hauora Leave - A bonus 5th week off annually to find your balance and focus on you - whether that's by connecting with whānau, taking time for yourself, or escaping the everyday. 
    • A new Broadband and Mobile benefit offer so you'll be able to work from anywhere and be free to stream and binge watch with no limits.

Who we are - Ko wai mātou? 

Te Reo Tātaki (TVNZ) translates to 'the leading voice'. We're a diverse bunch of passionate and talented individuals who come together to deliver for our viewers and customers. We believe in challenging ourselves and each other to be curious and open minded, so we can nurture an inclusive environment where we can do great mahi together. 

Why we're here - Tā mātou tino kaupapa 

At Te Re'o Tātaki we're driven by a few simple words... Inspiring the conversations of Aotearoa - Kia whakaihiihi i ngā kōrero o Aotearoa. Every day over 2 million kiwis watch our content - whether we're breaking news, broadening horizons, or simply putting smiles on faces. It's about sharing stories that get you talking; the power of kōrero to bring people together. It's a privilege and a responsibility. It's also exciting and a whole lot of fun. 

If you would like to find out more about this amazing opportunity, please feel free to call our Head of Talent Acquisitions, Philly Irvine, mobile 021 564 691, she loves to chat about new careers. 



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