Showing 6 out of about 6 results

  • Head of the Task Force on the Northern Australia Agenda

    Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

    • Northern Territory

  • Chief Operating Officer

    NDIS

    • New South Wales
    Closing date 06/02/2020

Loading

Managing Editor for the Mandarin

Full time - Non-ongoing

The Mandarin

  • Victoria CBD
About this job

The Mandarin is where Australia's public sector leaders come for their news, ideas, analysis and professional understanding.

Our independent journalism plays a key role in informing, inspiring and motivating public administrators across federal and state government, every day.

The Mandarin is looking for a Managing Editor to head this mission. The role is responsible for leading the editorial team, creatively and managerially; spearheading our top content tier Mandarin Premium; working closely with the Publisher and other commercial and events managers to achieve editorial and commercial outcomes.

It’s a role that combines two primary attributes: journalism expertise and public sector knowledge and experience. We are keen to meet with candidates who may have more of some and less of the other or vice versa, and from a range of experiences. Location (within Australia) is flexible.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Lead and work closely and collegially with the reporting, writing and production teams to ensure the daily news and Mandarin Premium content is relevant, valuable, authoritative, accurate and compelling for its audience.
  • Generate and fertilise story ideas, liaising with reporters, columnists and writers.
  • Play a hands-on role in story commissioning, shaping and editing.
  • Work alongside the Publisher and marketing managers to conceptualise, develop and grow Mandarin Premium paid subscriptions.
  • Nurture and mentor Mandarin editorial staff.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with key players in the public sector.
  • Be the public face of The Mandarin with the government sector, news media and media industry.

The key attributes of the role:

  • Demonstrated and extensive editing, writing or reporting experience, preferably in areas such as policy, politics, economics, business or current affairs.
  • A strong news sense and a deep interest in Australian government, policy, policy implementation, politics, national and international issues.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in, and extensive knowledge of, government in Australia, its structures, culture, leadership and how it works.
  • A genuine passion for the role played by federal and state governments, departments and agencies in Australian democracy and civic life.
  • Organisational skills, a proven ability to plan and budget, working with both editorial colleagues and in a cross-functional environment, and across different states and cities.
  • Leadership and communications skills, the ability to work as an integral member of a team, empathy and transparency.
  • Creative problem solving, and an ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Digital literacy, an interest in and experience with the digital publishing environment, including platforms, SEO, data analytics and the user experience.
  • Strategic thinking, the ability to step back from the day-to-day to see the bigger picture.
  • The ability to thrive and be highly effective in a fast-paced and fluid environment.
  • High ethical values and respect.

About the employer – benefits & culture

Private Media is the publisher of Crikey, SmartCompany and The Mandarin, and owner of content agency Bureau. We’re a small, digital-first business that’s been around for 16 years. People love working here because we’re responsive to the changes in the media, highly collaborative, super flexible when it comes to working arrangements, and very supportive of our fellow colleagues. We’re accountable for our actions, and fiercely independent when it comes to the journalism we create. We constantly seek out ways to refine and improve the business model and develop new solutions for our clients as well as our readers. It’s an excellent environment to grow and learn for people who love to be challenged.

Please send your application through to [email protected].

Our independent journalism plays a key role in informing, inspiring and motivating public administrators across federal and state government, every day.

The Mandarin is looking for a Managing Editor to head this mission. The role is responsible for leading the editorial team, creatively and managerially; spearheading our top content tier Mandarin Premium; working closely with the Publisher and other commercial and events managers to achieve editorial and commercial outcomes.

It’s a role that combines two primary attributes: journalism expertise and public sector knowledge and experience. We are keen to meet with candidates who may have more of some and less of the other or vice versa, and from a range of experiences. Location (within Australia) is flexible.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Lead and work closely and collegially with the reporting, writing and production teams to ensure the daily news and Mandarin Premium content is relevant, valuable, authoritative, accurate and compelling for its audience.
  • Generate and fertilise story ideas, liaising with reporters, columnists and writers.
  • Play a hands-on role in story commissioning, shaping and editing.
  • Work alongside the Publisher and marketing managers to conceptualise, develop and grow Mandarin Premium paid subscriptions.
  • Nurture and mentor Mandarin editorial staff.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with key players in the public sector.
  • Be the public face of The Mandarin with the government sector, news media and media industry.

The key attributes of the role:

  • Demonstrated and extensive editing, writing or reporting experience, preferably in areas such as policy, politics, economics, business or current affairs.
  • A strong news sense and a deep interest in Australian government, policy, policy implementation, politics, national and international issues.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in, and extensive knowledge of, government in Australia, its structures, culture, leadership and how it works.
  • A genuine passion for the role played by federal and state governments, departments and agencies in Australian democracy and civic life.
  • Organisational skills, a proven ability to plan and budget, working with both editorial colleagues and in a cross-functional environment, and across different states and cities.
  • Leadership and communications skills, the ability to work as an integral member of a team, empathy and transparency.
  • Creative problem solving, and an ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Digital literacy, an interest in and experience with the digital publishing environment, including platforms, SEO, data analytics and the user experience.
  • Strategic thinking, the ability to step back from the day-to-day to see the bigger picture.
  • The ability to thrive and be highly effective in a fast-paced and fluid environment.
  • High ethical values and respect.

About the employer – benefits & culture

Private Media is the publisher of Crikey, SmartCompany and The Mandarin, and owner of content agency Bureau. We’re a small, digital-first business that’s been around for 16 years. People love working here because we’re responsive to the changes in the media, highly collaborative, super flexible when it comes to working arrangements, and very supportive of our fellow colleagues. We’re accountable for our actions, and fiercely independent when it comes to the journalism we create. We constantly seek out ways to refine and improve the business model and develop new solutions for our clients as well as our readers. It’s an excellent environment to grow and learn for people who love to be challenged.

Please send your application through to [email protected].