ANMJ Journalist

About the organisation

The ANMF is Australia’s largest national union and professional nursing and midwifery organisation.  In collaboration with the ANMF’s eight state and territory branches, the union represents the professional, industrial and political interests of more than 310,000 nurses, midwives and carers across the country.

Our members work in the public and private health, aged care and disability sectors across a wide variety of urban, rural and remote locations. We work with them to improve their ability to deliver safe and best practice care in these settings, fulfil their professional goals and achieve a healthy work/life balance.

Our strong and growing membership and integrated role as both a trade union and professional organisation provide us with a complete understanding of all aspects of the nursing and midwifery professions and see us uniquely placed to defend and advance our professions, improve Australia’s health and aged care systems, and the health of our national and global communities.

About the ANMJ

The ANMJ is Australia’s leading nursing and midwifery journal and website covering topics relating to the professional, industrial and social justice needs of nurses, midwives and carers. The 56 page journal is published four times a year. The website supports a wide range of material that is updated on a daily basis.

About the role

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is seeking a permanent part time journalist (.6) to contribute in the production of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal (ANMJ) and website.

Working with the journal team the successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Generating news and feature stories of interest to nurses and midwives for print and online platforms
  • Sub-editing, proof-reading and journal production
  • A clear understanding and the ability to work on various digital platforms
  • Attending professional conferences and events for the purpose of reporting
  • Developing and maintaining contacts in the health community
  • Professional representation of the ANMF in a range of forums

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to possess the following skills:

  • Tertiary qualification in journalism or related field. A strong background in health is desirable.
  • A high level of written and verbal communication skills
  • An understanding and empathy with the health workforce
  • The ability to write in a voice that resonates with nurses, midwives and carers
  • An understanding of the Australian health system as well as the ability to identify important issues for nurses, midwives and carers
  • An understanding of working in a political environment
  • A strong commitment to the principles of the trade union movement
  • Ability to be self-directed, work autonomously as well as part of the team

Benefits and perks

This is a permanent part time position to join our ANMJ team.

ANMF supports flexible work arrangements, with the opportunity to work from home.

The ANMF offers generous conditions of employment, which includes a super guarantee rate of 15.5% and a considerable salary to be negotiated with the successful applicant depending on qualifications and experience and in accordance with the ANMF Staff Enterprise Agreement.

To apply please send your covering letter addressing the selection criteria detailed in the position description attached, samples of your published work and CV to cfasciale@anmf.org.au

Applications close: Monday 22nd August 2022 

A position description is available at – https://bit.ly/anmj-journalist-pd

For further information please email Cathy Fasciale cfasciale@anmf.org.au or Kathryn Anderson kanderson@anmf.org.au

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