Policy Reporter

Schwartz Pro
Full time
Canberra

Schwartz’s business publishing arm Schwartz Pro is expanding, and we’re looking for a Policy Reporter.

This is your opportunity to be part of the next phase of a rapidly evolving media sector with a team that’s willing to invest in original, quality journalism.

We’re seeking journalists with an understanding of business. You could be an analyst or policy adviser looking to a journalism role, or a business journalist keen to specialise in policy.

Ideally you’ll be:

  • A policy nerd with a solid understanding of how legislation is made

  • A journalist/analyst/adviser with at least 2 years’ experience working for a news organisation, and a proven ability to break original stories

  • Someone who thrives on variety - able to jump from writing in-depth analysis to short summaries

  • Able to use your distinctive writing style to quickly break down the complex and deliver it in a clear, engaging way

  • Not afraid to swap words for data visualisations if that’s the best way to convey information (data journalism experience a plus)

  • A resident of Canberra or willing to base yourself there during sitting weeks

On offer is:

  • The opportunity to help shape a new  journalism business with a small team of industry veterans that you can learn from

  • A performance-based and forward-thinking culture working alongside one of Australia’s fastest growing media companies

  • Investment in learning and development to help grow your skills

  • A competitive salary with bonus leave, based on performance

To apply email your CV and cover letter to Charis Palmer via [email protected] by March 22.