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7005 Matangi Tonga Online newsroom vacancies 16-15 December 2022

MEDIA CAREERS

Join our Newsroom - we have job opportunities for:

1. Advertising Designer (Web)

2. Journalist

3. Sports Reporter

Applications deadline extended to 10 February 2023

Matangi Tonga Online, Tonga's Leading News Website, plays a vital role in delivering quality independent journalism and information online, and connecting advertisers to our audiences.

We work in Nuku'alofa – and serve a world-wide audience interested in Tongan news, serving 3 million page views to readers annually. Our archives hold over 15,000 articles and over 48,000 images. Our Matangi Tonga masthead was established in 1986, and we have been serving Tonga with quality journalism for 37 years.

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1. Advertising Designer (Web) staff position in Nuku'alofa, Tonga

An opportunity to join Tonga's leading news website. We are looking for a graphic designer with the ability to design advertisements for the website and process other web content, including photos.

You will need to have a good comprehension of English, for processing content for Matangi Tonga Online – Tonga's leading news website, www.matangitonga.to.

This position would suit some one who is experienced in working with websites, or someone with relevant tertiary qualifications looking to further a career in the industry, who is prepared to learn new things every day.

The successful applicant will:

  • Read and interpret customer briefs.
  • Design and produce web banners and simple web notice pages
  • Might work on multiple customers' project delivery while waiting on feedback from the customer and our design lead
  • Collaborate and work with a small team

Useful Skills:

  • Computer literate, with touch typing or fast keyboard work
  • Have proven skills in working with online and social media content and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Have proven experience with Photoshop and basic HTML coding for CMS / or relevant training and proficient understanding of web markup
  • Knowledge of aesthetics and design principles, including Responsive Web Design
  • Excellent written English skills
  • Bi-lingual Tongan and English languages, an advantage
  • You are available minimum 20 hours a week, maximum 40 hours a week.

Personal qualities:

  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Able to make a commitment to regular working hours
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good team worker
  • Pays attention to relevant detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and keep calm under pressure.

We are flexible on the number of years of previous experience for this role. We highly favour talent and interest. Please apply if you fit some of these requirements.

Salary

Salary level will be commensurate with experience.

To apply:

Applicants must include a cover letter stating why you want to join the Matangi Tonga Online team.

Please supply

  1. Covering letter
  2. Updated curriculum vitae
  3. Academic transcripts
  4. Reliable references
  5. Address and contact details

Send to:

The Managing Editor, Matangi Tonga Online, mfonua [at] matangitonga [dot] to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to submit certified copies of relevant documents.

Qualified applicants should submit their applications before midnight, 10 February 2023.

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2. NEWS JOURNALIST – Full time staff position in Nuku'alofa, Tonga

An opportunity to join a newsroom in Tonga. We are looking for a journalist with the ability to write clearly, take good photos and have a good knowledge of local media and social media, with a genuine interest in the community.

You will need to have good news sense and general knowledge, to produce content, mostly in English, for Matangi Tonga Online – Tonga's leading news website, www.matangitonga.to.

This position would suit an experienced journalist or someone with relevant tertiary qualifications looking to further a career in the industry, who is prepared to learn new things every day.

A driver's licence is essential.

The successful applicant will:

  • Provide examples of competence in writing balanced, accurate reports
  • Proven skills in writing for online and social media audiences and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Be able to show initiative in generating story ideas, while also working to direction and in collaboration with the editorial team as required, for a diverse Tongan and international English speaking audience
  • Bi-lingual Tongan and English languages, an advantage
  • Current driver's licence.

Personal qualities:

  • Courage, integrity and fairness
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Curious, observant and determined
  • Analytical mind, critical thinker
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Pays attention to relevant detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and keep calm under pressure.

Salary

Salary level will be commensurate with proven experience.

To apply:

Applicants must include an updated curriculum vitae and cover letter stating why you want to join the Matangi Tonga Online news team.

Send to:

The Managing Editor, Matangi Tonga Online, mfonua [at] matangitonga [dot] to

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

Qualified applicants should submit their applications before midnight, 10 February 2023, (extended)

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3. SPORTS REPORTER

Matangi Tonga Online is looking for a competent Sports Reporter to file daily sports reports and updates (on working days), as well as regular interviews with prominent and promising sportspeople who have Tongan connections, and previews of upcoming events.

This role may work remotely, but will involve some Saturday and evening work.

The successful applicant will make a commitment to an ongoing relationship to produce regular articles in collaboration with the editorial team. Reporting is mainly in English. Interviews may be conducted in Tonga,.

The successful applicant will:

  • Show a genuine interest in sports
  • Show a genuine interest in Tonga and the Tongan community in the writer's geographic location
  • Have a connection to or a genuine interest in the Pacific Islands
  • Be able to show examples of published writing in English or Tongan; OR be able to show examples of writing from a journalism programme at a recognised educational institution
  • Be able to show initiative in generating story ideas while also working to direction and in collaboration with the editorial team as required.

Personal qualities:

  • Integrity and fairness
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Self-motivated
  • Curious, observant and determined
  • Active and outgoing
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Pays attention to relevant detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines.

Remuneration

Remuneration will be assignment based.

To apply:

Applicants must include an updated curriculum vitae and cover letter, including full contact details and stating why they would like to be a sports reporter for Matangi Tonga Online and what they can bring to the role.

Send to:

The Managing Editor, Matangi Tonga Online, mfonua [at] matangitonga [dot] to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Qualified applicants should submit their expression of interest before midnight, 10 February, 2023 (extended).

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. Company Directors: Pesi Fonua, Mary Lyn Fonua. All enquiries to: mfonua [at] matangitonga [dot] to

Disclaimer: Vava'u Press Limited has a vaccination policy that requires employees to meet vaccination requirements for those working in some high-risk environments or circumstances.

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Matangi Tonga Online ref. #7005 16 November 2022- 10 February 2023