The Twin Town Times and Cootamundra Times are independent newspapers run in tandem in country NSW. (west of Canberra and east of Wagga) The newspapers seek a talented journalist to join our team covering news in the area.

We are expanding our operations.

The successful applicant for this role should be an energetic and capable multi-platform storyteller with proven skills in writing, research and analysis, a strong work ethic and a curiosity about people and their stories. They will need to engage with community groups and small organisations in country towns and villages.

Loyal readers of our print editions and our online audience expect us to keep them informed, entertained and connected with breaking news, insightful analysis and thoughtful commentary.

The successful applicant will: be a recent graduate or have proven journalism experience, be an exceptional story-teller and feature writer on issues for a broad audience;

  • provide examples of excellence in writing balanced, accurate reports to a high standard of spelling, grammar and style;
  • be digitally focused, have proven skills in writing for online and social media audiences and within deadlines;
  • be able to show initiative in generating story ideas while also working to direction and in collaboration with the editorial team as required;
  • hold a driver’s licence and be willing to travel as part of their duties to cover stories within the area.

Under the direction of the publisher you will become the newspaper’s driving force.  Your duties will include all aspects of news gathering, including interviewing and writing stories and providing photographic and video content.  You will also be a part of a team responsible for the layout of the paper and the management of our online presences via Facebook and our Website. 

Experience in the use of Quark or willing to learn the software is crucial for employment.

Send your CV, with a cover letter, detailing why you are the right person for the role to:

Nyssa Stadtmiller