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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. News Journalist

2. Sports Reporter

3. Cadet Reporter

Applications deadline extended to 6 December 2022

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1. 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.

Matangi Tonga 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. 

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, 6 December 2022, (extended)

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2. 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,.

Matangi Tonga plays a vital role in delivering quality independent journalism and information online, and connecting advertisers to our readers in Tonga and abroad.

We are based in Nuku'alofa – 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, serving Tonga with quality journalism for 37 years.

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, 6 December, 2022 (extended).

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3. CADET REPORTER/ or JUNIOR REPORTER

We have an opening for a trainee in our newsroom in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. We are looking for young person with the ability to write clearly, with a genuine interest in the community and a good knowledge of local media and social media.

You will need to be curious and observant and be willing to learn how to become a news reporter and how to take good photos.

A good general knowledge and ability to learn something new every day is required to produce content, mostly in English, for Matangi Tonga Online – Tonga's leading news website, www.matangitonga.to.

This position would suit someone with relevant tertiary qualifications looking to enter the industry.

A current driver's licence is an advantage

Matangi Tonga 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. 

The successful applicant will:

  • Provide examples of competence in writing
  • Have excellent English results in high school examinations
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate a genuine interest in pursuing a news media career
  • Bi-lingual Tongan and English languages, an advantage
  • Current driver's licence an advantage.

Personal qualities:

  • Integrity and fairness
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Curious, observant and determined
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Pays attention to relevant detail.

Salary

Salary level will be entry level or 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, 6 December 2022 (extended).

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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. 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 16-3 December2022