Surry Hills
19 March, 2018

Government accountability reporter

The Guardian Australia have an exciting opportunity for a government accountability reporter to join their newsroom in Sydney

Guardian Australia ( launched in May 2013 as part of Guardian News & Media (GNM), one of the largest English language newspaper websites in the world (

We have an exciting opportunity for a government accountability reporter to join our newsroom in Sydney.

The government accountability reporter is a specialist writing and investigations role reporting on government accountability and political transparency. In this role you will work with senior editorial staff to devise a program of investigative reporting and research on government accountability and political transparency and generate interesting original content from idea through to publication. You will work on data-led projects, tell stories in innovative ways, engage with social media to promote stores and uncover information and oversee the involvement of interns in some investigations.

This role will suit a skilled reporter with experience working in a fast-changing and pressurised news environment, preferably on a news website. The successful candidate will have experience breaking exclusives and conducting investigations, the ability to write news, comment, features and punchy copy, good knowledge and understanding of domestic and international current affairs and media law and familiarity and ease with social media. Video, audio and live blogging experience is highly desirable.

For more information please view the full job description here:

This role is being offered on a full-time, 12-month contract basis or secondment, working over a seven-day roster with early starts and/or late finishes.

To apply for this position please copy and paste the following URL to your browser and follow the prompts:

You will be required to upload your résumé (maximum three pages) plus covering letter as one document.

Closing date for applications: 19 March 2018. For more information, contact:

Applicants should be legally eligible to work in Australia. Guardian Australia is unable to sponsor prospective employees’ visa applications.    

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Emily Dale