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MediaMarch 18, 2024

The Spinoff is looking for a te ao Māori editor


Are you deeply passionate about sharing Māori stories? We’re on the hunt for an experienced writer/editor to lead coverage in our Ātea section.

Ātea is a deeply valued section of The Spinoff site, offering Māori perspectives and insights across politics, current affairs and culture. We are thrilled to be looking for a dedicated writer/editor to lead this coverage.

We want someone who is deeply passionate about sharing Māori stories and elevating new and experienced writers alike. The ideal candidate would be a strong writer with a confident point of view, and someone who has an interest in a range of topics and tones, from the most serious to the silliest. This role would include frequent conversation with other senior editors so an enthusiasm for collaboration is a key element.

The Spinoff offices are in Morningside, Auckland, but we would consider a remote working arrangement for those living outside of Tāmaki Makaurau. We would also consider less than 40 hours a week for the right candidate. 

Responsibilities include: 

Producing a minimum of 1.5 high-impact written pieces per week, with a focus on te ao Māori politics and current affairs.

Collaborating with The Spinoff editor on editorial strategy and planning for Ātea coverage.

Commissioning The Spinoff’s te ao Māori coverage, generating ideas, assigning stories and soliciting pitches from a range of freelance contributors.

Skills and experience

Candidates should have a minimum of four years’ experience in media. This could be a position for an established editor or an experienced writer ready to take the next step in their career.

Next steps

Please email your application to All applications require a CV and a cover letter to be addressed to The Spinoff editor, Madeleine Chapman. Applications are due by March 29, 2024, but may close earlier if a suitable applicant is found.

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