• Be a part of Australia’s independent national broadcaster
  • Contract Vacancy for Approximately 6 Months
  • Pursue stories you’re passionate about
  • Port Pirie Location

About the Role

From the vines of the Barossa to the opal fields of Coober Pedy, the North and West of South Australia is one of the largest and most diverse regions served by a regional ABC bureau.

Reporting to the Editor, News Reporters are vital in bringing the characters and stories of these communities to local and national audiences. The ways to tell these stories are ever-evolving; it could be a live cross into TV with overlay you filmed yourself, an online story on Australia’s most trusted news website, a carefully crafted radio package on PM, a short piece in a radio news bulletin you’re presenting live or even an Instagram story.

The size of the team means you have support to pursue stories you’re passionate about, but also ample opportunity to step up and take a lead on breaking stories in the area – of which there are plenty!

About You

A proven experience of breaking original news stories and making strong contacts are essential in this role. Knowledge of our systems, processes and equipment will also be an advantage, but there are opportunities for training as required.

You’ll also have:

  • Passion for creating and consuming news
  • Sharp editorial judgement and an analytical mind
  • Proven experience in live broadcast
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • A current and valid drivers license

About ABC News

ABC News is the most respected name in news and current affairs and the nation’s leading independent news service on television, radio, digital and social media. Our flagship brands and services include Four Corners7.30Australian StoryAMPMForeign CorrespondentInsidersQ&A, ABC News 7PM, ABC News on digital and social media and ABC news channels on radio and television.

The ABC strives for diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and to promote a culture of opportunity. Through its services the ABC seeks to represent, connect and engage with all of the Australian community. In line with our focus on diversity, applications are strongly encouraged from Indigenous Australians, people from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people with disability and LGBTIQA+ individuals. The ABC also aims to achieve a gender-balanced workforce.

For more information about working at the ABC, please feel free to explore our careers page at

For further details on the role and requirements, please refer to the full position description:  50050887 REPORTER, NEWS BACKFILL.pdf

We would love to see your work. Please submit material with your application online (include examples, links to websites or attach audio/video files up to 5MB).

For further information on this position please contact Kate Drinkwater, Acting Local Editor ABC North &West and Eyre Peninsula on 0455 732 561.

We are unable to accept email applications, please ensure that you submit your application via the online portal.

We respectfully request that Recruitment Agencies do not submit applications for this position.

Applications Close: 11:55 pm, Monday 24th June. 

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