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Melbourne Bureau Chief
  • Lead the network's coverage in Melbourne
  • Work within an amazingly talented team with a ‘can do’ culture
  • Make a difference as part of Australia’s most influential media organisation

What’s the role? 

This role manages a variety of divergent editorial activities for news programs in Melbourne with a focus on breaking news and generating unique news content. Using your strong editorial judgement, this role provides editorial direction to the Melbourne team ensuring all content is timely and of a high standard.

  • Planning and resourcing coverage of Victoria news events in consultation with the News  Editor and Head of News.   
  • Liaising with Sky News and Melbourne News Corp Editors / Publicity to generate cross-platform content. 
  • Leading Melbourne based staff and overseeing rostering arrangements.
  • Ensuring content meets legal requirements and legal advice is passed on to relevant editorial staff.
  • Ensuring editorial staff comply with WHS requirements during breaking news and special coverage.
  • Ensuring editorial staff complete and comply with all News Corp and ANC policies. 
  • Developing and maintaining a relationship with other news networks (Channels 7, 9, ABC, SBS and 10) to ensure coverage of all new stories and press conferences is delivered.
  • On-call 24/7 to respond to breaking news events, rostering issues etc.  

Who you are

  • Journalism/publishing experience with local Melbourne knowledge would be highly regarded.
  • Strong managerial, organizational and communication skills as this role will be responsible for team rostering.
  • At least 10 years of newsroom experience, coupled with relevant tertiary qualifications. 
  • Experience managing editorial staff in a newsroom environment. 
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multitask. 
  • Knowledge of production techniques and systems, including ENPS, Mosart and Quantel ideal but not essential. 

What’s in it for you? 

  • Attractive remuneration package
  • An opportunity to innovate, challenge the norm and pioneer the way forward
  • A truly collaborative environment
  • Variety of work where no two days are the same

Who are we? 

Sky News is Australia’s leading 24-hour multi-channel and multi-platform news service provider.

Operated by Australian News Channel Pty Ltd (ANC), a subsidiary of News Corp Australia, its channels include Sky News Live, Sky News Weather, Sky News Extra, Sky News UK, FOX SPORTS News and Australia Channel for international audiences.

Sky News Australia also operates a national digital network reaching millions of Australians each month across digital platforms including, YouTube, Facebook and News Corp Australia websites.

Sky News Australia’s unrivalled broadcast and digital news content features award-winning journalists, exclusive insights from the biggest names in politics, ground-breaking special investigations

The Australian: In a world of sound bites and spin, Australia’s national news brand, The Australian, keeps the nation accurately informed about the issues that matter.

For over half a century, The Australian has been the country’s most trusted source of news, insight, analysis and opinion. Its editorial ethos is simple: tell the stories that need to be told, hold those in power to account, provoke national debate and spare no effort in pursuing the truth – all according to the very highest standards of journalistic rigour.

Every month, over 5 million highly engaged, powerful and loyal readers make informed decisions with The Australian*, helping Australians know where they stand.

What’s next? 

Apply now or for more information on careers at News Corp Australia visit

Diversity strengthens our national teams and newsroom as we seek to tell stories that represent the communities of Australia. Our people make us unique, and so we are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability or gender identity. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply! 


Job Ref: AU1234LS000401
Location: Melbourne - CBD
Submitted: 24-06-2022 10:15 AM
Category: Editorial

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