Indigenous affairs journalist (Indigenous Identified Position)

  • 1 Denison St, North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia
  • Full-time
  • Work Arrangement: Permanent

Company Description

Courageous, quality journalism you can trust – that is what The Sydney Morning Herald has been producing for 189 years and today we reach more people than ever before. More than eight million readers consume our fearless, honest storytelling in print and online each month. Our journalists are passionate about shining light in dark places, holding the powerful to account and adding new perspectives to the biggest issues in our city, state, around Australia and the globe.

Job Description

About the Project 

In 2020, The Dalarinji Project invited all Australians to celebrate the living culture at the heart of our nation and to more closely examine the issues affecting the country's First Peoples.

Dalarinji means "ours, yours, everyone's" in the language of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, known today as greater Sydney. The key themes under the spotlight include; contemporary Indigenous culture, health and education, justice/law and order, creativity; aspiration and resilience. 

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to reshape the name and parameters for their project work. 

About the Role

The Sydney Morning Herald is looking to hire an Indigenous journalist who will be responsible for putting Indigenous voices at the centre of the publication’s coverage of Indigenous issues influencing and impacting our world today.

We’re looking to build upon the success of the project, which launched last year and resulted in:

  • More than 60 pieces of independent journalism featuring across The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times and WA Today;

  • Stunning longform feature pieces in our flagship magazine Good Weekend;

  • Hugely popular five-episode podcast series, Relieving History; 

  • Overall digital content achieving almost 1.5 million page views.

The audience response and engagement highlights just how valuable this content is to our readers, who want The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age to be covering Indigenous Affairs regularly and engage with the issues affecting our First Nations people. 

Your role, based in Sydney, will focus on coverage of and commentary on Indigenous issues including news, features and multimedia projects. You will work independently and with The Age's Indigenous Affairs reporter, as well as other senior journalists, on national projects and state-based stories.


About You

You are a tenacious reporter with two or three years’ experience in either broadcast or print media, with proven experience writing newspaper/digital stories.

Your friends and colleagues would describe you as being self-motivated and driven, with an passion and flair for storytelling.

If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you.

Additional Information

We embrace all aspects of diversity & inclusion and are committed to creating a workplace which reflects the incredibly diverse customers, audiences and communities we serve.

Please Note: This is an Indigenous identified position, targeting people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background 

Unrestricted Australian working rights are required for this position. 

Disclaimer: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes and are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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