Subiaco, WA, AU, 6008


Paramount is a global media and entertainment organisation with some of the best known and loved brands in the world. Employing over 1,700 people locally, and a further 25,000+ globally, we deliver premium content through multiple platforms for the young (and the young at heart of course!).  


We pride ourselves on creating content that gets people talking. What’s more, you’ll find all these great shows (and more) on our free-to-air channels (10, 10 Bold, 10 Peach, Nickelodeon), our digital platform 10 Play that also includes a vast array of Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV known as FAST (including numerous MTV and Nickelodeon channels), and our subscription video on demand service Paramount+.   




This is a maternity leave cover contract role based in PERTH. 


As a Journalist with 10 News First you will organize news coverage, originate, research and produce news stories of high quality, reporting to the Executive Editor. 


Functions will include:  


  • Generate story ideas from concept through to broadcast. 
  • Often work under extreme time pressures and to meet multiple daily deadlines to produce clear and accurate copy. 
  • Work unsupervised to ideate and execute highly complex stories with minimal management input. 
  • Confidently report live on all breaking news events. 
  • Cover Chief of Staff shift at any time. 
  • Pitch stories on a regular basis. 
  • Regularly line-up or supervise a bulletin when required by management. 
  • Ideate, create, and publish assets including video, graphics, stills and run live coverage from planning to publishing across platforms. 


What are we looking for in a Journalist? What’s important?   


  • Solid news judgement, logistically savvy  
  • Strong communication skills  
  • Ability to make decisions under extreme pressure 
  • Previous experience as a television news journalist (strong track record in daily radio, digital or print could be considered) 
  • Extensive understanding of local, national and international issues and a strong willingness to embrace the concept of supplying content for multiple audiences across different platforms 
  • Knowledge of ENPS and non-linear editing  
  • Ability to work across different shifts and/or some weekends 
  • High level understanding and application of media law 



Why Paramount? 

We could just list the numerous benefits our employees avail of every day.  However, for now we'll just leave you with how our employees feel about us: 

  • 92% of our employees stated they would highly recommend Paramount to a friend (Glassdoor) 
  • We hold a 4.4 STAR RATING, by far the highest rating in the media sector (Seek Company Profiles) 



Paramount embraces differences and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds regardless of factors such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property or birth. These grounds also include age, nationality, marital status, disability, place of residence and sexual orientation. 


We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First Peoples, and the Traditional Custodians of the land where we live and work. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging, and we are proud to live in a country which is home to the world’s oldest living cultures. 



At Paramount, there is no such thing as the 'perfect candidate’  

Seeing responsibilities and competencies laid out on paper can be confronting. At this stage of the recruitment process, sometimes imposter syndrome can creep in and mess with our confidence.  

Please know that we list these items to give you an opportunity to show us your potential and how you can grow and transform with us. Your ability to demonstrate that you have the real potential to develop the required capabilities, knowledge, and experience to perform in this role is what we would like to hear from you. Where possible, you should support your claims with specific examples of what you have done, and how you did it.