Burnett Today journalist: Do you have what it takes?

JOIN THE TEAM: Burnett Today journalists Julian Lehnert and Jessica McGrath are looking for a journalist to join their editorial team. Picture: Daniel Pelcl 263953_01

Are you hardworking, organised, love a challenge and, most of all, looking for a great start in journalism?

Burnett Today is looking for a journalist to join our close-knit team based in the South Burnett.

As one of our journalists you will have the opportunity to cover news and events, take photos and shoot video for our print, digital and social media platforms.

Based in a Kingaroy office in the South Burnett, you will be one of three reporters contributing to weekly publication and an online news website.

The ideal candidate will have a great news sense, strong writing skills, creative photographic experience, a keen interest in the online space and a proven ability to communicate with people within a vast array of situations.

We’re looking for someone with tertiary qualifications and who has had work experience writing for a newspaper or similar print publication, and can demonstrate an ability to work with, and meet, strict deadlines.

The Burnett Today team would love to hear from you whether you’ve already got a few years in the industry under your belt or are fresh out of university and looking to complete a journalism cadetship.

If you are a self-starter who is willing to immerse yourself in your job – and the community you serve – we would love for you to apply.

Weekend work is required, as is a valid driver’s licence.

To apply, send your resume with references, a cover letter and examples of your work to Burnett Today Managing Director Daniel Pelcl -daniel.pelcl@burnetttoday.com.au


Burnett Today was launched in July 2020 and was the first of many recent Queensland newspapers established to ensure local, printed news was still delivered to communities.

Our team is 100 per cent local and 100 per cent focused on the news, issues and people of our region.

Burnett Today puts out two weekly newspapers (South Burnett Today and Central & North Burnett Today) covering the North and South Burnett regions, has local ownership and is 100 per cent independent.

Even though Burnett Today is less than two-years-old, the paper has already won 10 awards at the 2021 Queensland Country Press Association awards including two placings in the ‘Young Journalist of the Year’ category.

We are proud to announce our newspaper was named as the second-best newspaper in Queensland across two QCPA categories – the ‘best paid newspaper’ category focused on the entire paper, while the ‘overall journalistic excellence for a newspaper’ assessed the papers for their overall editorial content, standard of journalism and photography.