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7980 Matangi Tonga Online vacancies journalist reporter 30May2024


• Journalist - Matangi Tonga Online

• News Reporter - Matangi Tonga Online

Staff Positions

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

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

A rare 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.

A driver's licence is essential.

You will need to have an enquiring mind, a good news sense and general knowledge, to produce content for Matangi Tonga Online – Tonga's leading news website.

Journalist: 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.

News Reporter: This position would suit a new graduate with relevant tertiary qualifications.

The successful applicants will:

  • Provide examples of competence in writing in English;
  • Show strong academic achievement in Arts subjects;
  • 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 in the Tongan and English languages, an advantage.


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.

    To apply:

    Applicants must include an updated CV 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

    Shortlisted candidates will be contacted 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, 30 June 2024 (extended deadline).


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


    Matangi Tonga Online #7980 published on 30 May 2024.