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The BulletinJuly 13, 2021

We’re hiring: editor, The Bulletin

Image: The hand of a person gaining insight and knowledge by reading The Bulletin
Image: The hand of a person gaining insight and knowledge by reading The Bulletin

We’re on the hunt for the next editor of our flagship morning newsletter.

For many New Zealanders, The Bulletin is the first thing they read when they wake up in the morning. As a pillar of The Spinoff that reaches 30,000 people daily, The Bulletin is an opportunity for an ambitious journalist to make their mark in an oversaturated news landscape.

It began in 2018 as a daily newsletter bringing together the most important stories from outlets big and small across the country, and has built up a loyal readership including MPs, CEOs, activists and probably your smartest, coolest friends. On any given day, you’re likely to see the very best of The Spinoff’s journalism, as well as the likes of Stuff, NZ Herald, the Wairarapa Times-Age, the Otago Daily Times, and Farmers Weekly.

To replace founding editor Alex Braae, we want someone who is a proud news freak, someone who knows how to sift through the headlines and pluck out the most essential stories of the day and explain them to a time-poor audience. We want someone who has a vision for where they would like to take The Bulletin, as well as continuing to uphold the quality and authority that so many readers have come to trust as their key gateway to news each morning.

The Bulletin editor will:

  • Be passionate about news, and know how to rank it
  • Have a broad range of news interests
  • Love deadlines (can’t keep those early risers waiting)
  • Have at least three years’ journalism experience
  • Be able to deliver squeaky clean copy
  • Be a self-starter but also comfortable collaborating with the broader team at The Spinoff
  • Be passionate about progressing the conversation and setting the news agenda
  • Have an avid interest in the newsletter medium
  • Have a deep understanding of The Spinoff and The Bulletin

About The Spinoff 

The Spinoff is an independent online magazine, with a focus on current affairs and pop culture, and was named Website of the Year at the 2019 Voyager Media Awards. We work across text, newsletters, podcast, video and comics, and aim to have a recognisable tone of voice which carries throughout our work. We operate according to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and value diverse experiences and voices.

To apply, please send a brief cover letter, CV and links to any relevant work to: with subject heading: Bulletin editor

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 25th July.

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Mad Chapman, Editor
Aotearoa continues to adapt to a new reality and The Spinoff is right there, sorting fact from fiction to bring you the latest updates and biggest stories. Help us continue this coverage, and so much more, by supporting The Spinoff Members.Madeleine Chapman, EditorJoin Members

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