Pedestrian Group/Full-time

Sydney
Melbourne

Posted 12 Jan 2023

Closes 11 Feb 2023

Pedestrian Group (Winner – Publishing Company of the Year, Mumbrella Publish Awards 2021) is on the lookout for a gun Entertainment Reporter with strong multimedia skills to join the PEDESTRIAN.TV team and give us a hand creating that spicy content you know and love.

Reporting to the Head of Editorial and the Managing Editor, your role will be to help curate spicy entertainment content for PTV.

This person will be a pop culture obsessive who is plugged into everything entertainment – from reality TV to local and international celebrity news, with an eagle eye for local influencers who put their foot in it. They will ravenously devour everything trending on telly and be anxiously awaiting the Barbie movie to see if it actually hits.

The ideal candidate will be skilled at spinning yarns into both written and vertical video content and be confident on-camera representing PEDESTRIAN.TV in television guest spots and at industry events.

We’re looking for someone who can sniff out original stories and scoops, has an entertainment industry contact list fit to burst and can confidently interview A-list celebs both on and off camera. 

You will also understand and be able to execute the PEDESTRIAN.TV tone across written and video content, have a ripping sense of humour, be able to work independently, and be ready to hit the ground running in our fast-paced yet supportive and collaborative newsroom.

We’re keen for a candidate who:

  • Has a Bachelor’s degree in media, communications, or journalism (preferred but not mandatory)
  • Has 2+ years experience working the entertainment beat in a fast-paced newsroom
  • Has proven experience and success producing Tiktoks / Reels to tell stories
  • Can confidently pitch content and write for P.TV’s 18-34 audience, with a keen news sense of what young Aussies care about
  • Has their finger on the pulse of online conversation, from what’s popping off on TikTok to the biggest Deuxmoi story of the day
  • Has a unique tone of voice or point of view
  • Isn’t afraid to pick up the phone in pursuit of a cracking yarn (remember phones??)
  • Has experience in optimising stories for SEO
  • Has experience editing video (preferred but not required)
  • Has experience posting to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter business pages

The role is a full-time position and is based out of Pedestrian Group’s offices in either Sydney and Melbourne.

Please note: Pedestrian Group strictly adheres to the JPMA (Journalists Published Media Award), which means this role is subject to penalty rate loading due to the nature of the hours worked.

If you’re keen to join us, send us the following:

  • A cover letter written in your best understanding of P.TV’s trademark spicy tone. Go on, give it a red hot crack! The spicier, the better
  • Your CV (feel free to get creative)
  • Relevant examples of your work (including written and video content)

We can’t wait to meet you!

*About Pedestrian Group*

Pedestrian Group is Australia’s leading youth-centred publisher, reaching a unique audience of more than 4.16 million Aussies per month, and more 18 to 39-year-olds than any other publisher. It’s home to PEDESTRIAN.TV, VICE Australia, Refinery29 Australia, Lifehacker Australia, Gizmodo Australia, and Kotaku Australia, as well as Open Air Cinemas. It is wholly owned by Nine Entertainment Co., Australia’s largest and most diverse media company.