Ideal candidates should have experience with digital and visual communication and a strong grasp of Australian current affairs and politics.
The position will involve on-the-street journalism including covering events and protests, interviewing people on the street, interviewing newsmakers, and leading news campaigns.
- Work collaboratively with other Rebel News staff in Australia
- Pitch daily story ideas.
- Plan coverage including, if necessary, camera crew and security
- Write web-friendly summaries and emails to be sent out to supporters, accompanying an article or video.
- Participate in daily team calls and pitch meetings.
- News does not break on a schedule. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.
- High knowledge of Australian politics and current events.
- Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.
- Must be detail-oriented and well-organized.
- Ability to work independently.
- History in digital and visual communications are assets.
- Effectively able to work with a remote team.
- Not afraid to ruffle the feathers of the establishment media who aren't used to accountability journalism.
- Courage to scrum public figures all stripes with difficult but fair questions.
- Professionalism, integrity, and discretion.
- Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
- Occasional evening and weekend work required.
- A telegenic personality is an asset.
Compensation commensurate with experience.
How to apply:
Candidates should submit a short demo video in the Rebel News style (between 90 seconds and 3 minutes) demonstrating your choice of subject matter, your ability to communicate and your point of view. Unedited video (e.g. from a cell phone or webcam) is acceptable.
About Rebel News:
Rebel News Network is the largest online news network in Canada, and it has a significant following in Australia, anchored by chief Australia correspondent Avi Yemini. Since its launch in 2015 Rebel News has been dedicated to telling the other side of the story and challenging the narrative of the mainstream media.
Rebel News is different because our supporters participate in shaping everything we do, through a mix of online engagement, commenting, advocacy, and events. We don’t just report the news — we participate in it.
And unlike our competitors in the mainstream media, we don’t take any money from the government. We rely entirely on our audience to help keep us going.