Job opportunity at The Conversation

8 October 2013

Written by: Julia Szuflak

The Conversation is looking for a journalist with an interest in politics and society to join their team.

Reporting to the Deputy Editor, the role will suit someone who has a proven track record and strong news judgment. The successful applicant will be a highly informed editor who reads widely about politics and policy and is able to generate story ideas and commission articles from academics and researchers to tight deadlines.

She or he will be based in Melbourne and have a strong news sense, a creative approach to commissioning, a deep knowledge of Australian and international politics and experience in editorial planning. This role leading The Conversation’s political coverage will suit a highly motivated team player who is dedicated to transparency and ethical journalistic practice. This role will suit a journalist with a flair for online production, headline-writing and copy-editing.

Previous applicants to The Conversation don’t need to reapply. A salary in line with skills and experience will be negotiated with the successful applicant. We’d love you to have:

  • Experience in print and/or online media
  • Deep knowledge of politics and policy debates
  • Developed sub-editing skills
  • A flair for headline writing
  • Social media skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Creativity, the ability to think laterally to generate innovative story ideas
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, The Conversation’s aim of contributing to the quality of public debate

For more information, visit The Conversation
To apply, send cover letter and resume to

Applications close Friday 11 October 2013