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7980b Matangi Tonga Online vacancies journalist reporter 9 July2024

MEDIA VACANCIES IN TONGA

• Journalist

• News Reporter

Staff Positions

An opportunity to join a newsroom in Tonga. We are looking for a Journalist and a News Reporter who have a genuine interest in the community, with the ability to write clearly and take good photos. You will need to have an enquiring mind, a good news sense and general knowledge, to produce media content for Matangi Tonga Online – Tonga's leading news website.

1. JOURNALIST Mid-level – Full time staff position based in Nuku'alofa, Tonga.

This position would suit an experienced journalist or a recent graduate in journalism or communications, or with relevant tertiary qualifications, looking to further a career in the industry.

Contract salary range: TOP 18,000 to 23,400, starting package with potential for increase after 12 months.

The basic hours of work are between 9:00am to 5:30pm daily (Monday to Friday) or as otherwise agreed.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A communications qualification from a recognised training institute or university. 
  • A minimum of three years working experience in communications or news media;
  • Demonstrated experience in writing for news media;
  • Strong understanding of social media and photography;
  • Good organization, time management and scheduling skills. Multi-tasking ability;
  • Experienced in using word processing, photo processing software, web and email;
  • Bi-lingual in the Tongan and English languages, an advantage;
  • A driver’s licence;
  • Resides in Tongatapu, or can move to Tongatapu;
  • Must have a clean police record.

To apply:

Please submit a letter of interest, with a detailed curriculum vitae, naming two referees, and send via email to: the Managing Editor, Matangi Tonga Online, mfonua [at] matangitonga [dot] to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and asked  to submit certified copies of academic transcripts and at least two reliable references, including the most recent current employer.

Qualified applicants should submit their applications before midnight, 17 August 2024 (extended deadline).

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2. NEWS REPORTER Entry-level – Full time staff position based in Nuku'alofa, Tonga.

Contract salary range: TOP 13,000 to 18,000 starting package with potential for increase after 12 months.

The hours of work are between 9:00am to 5:30pm daily (Monday to Friday) or as otherwise agreed.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A communications qualification.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing for media or communications;
  • Understanding of social media;
  • Good organization, time management and scheduling skills. Multi-tasking ability;
  • Experienced in using word processing, web apps and email;
  • Bi-lingual in the Tongan and English languages, an advantage;
  • A driver’s licence;
  • Resides in Tongatapu, or can move to Tongatapu;
  • Must have a clean police record.

To apply:

Please submit a letter of interest, with a detailed curriculum vitae, naming two referees. Send via email to: the Managing Editor, Matangi Tonga Online, mfonua [at] matangitonga [dot] to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and asked to submit certified copies of academic qualifications and at least two reliable references, including the most recent current employer.

Qualified applicants should submit their applications before midnight, 17 August 2024 (extended deadline).

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About Matangi Tonga Online

Matangi Tonga Online plays a vital role in delivering quality independent journalism and information online, and connecting advertisers to our local and international audiences.

We work in Nuku'alofa – and serve a world-wide audience interested in Tongan news, serving over 2 million page views to readers annually. Our archives hold over 16,700 articles and 55,000 images. The Matangi Tonga masthead was established in 1986, serving Tonga with quality journalism for 38 years.

Matangi Tonga Online is published by Vava'u Press Limited, a Tongan registered company, established in 1979, and based in Nuku'alofa.

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JOB NOTICE ISSUED BY: Vava'u Press Limited, Publishers of Matangi Tonga Online, located at Vuna Road, Touliki, Nuku'alofa. Tonga Registered Company no. 9000310.

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Matangi Tonga Online #7980b Vava'u Press Limited, published on 9 July 2024.