Are you a digital journalist who gives a damn?

The Press Council wants you. Well, if you're an online journalist and know a thing or two

Oversight matters. There's plenty of evidence in the news to reinforce that view. A few weeks ago we joined the New Zealand Press Council so that we were subject to an oversight process of our own. And now the Press Council is looking for an online journalist to join its governing board.

Could that be you?

The New Zealand Press Council is looking for senior journalists with at least three years’ experience in digital news for appointment as a journalist member. This recognises the Press Council’s recent extension of membership to digital news providers, such as Pundit, and acceptance of complaints against those members.

Since 1972 the Press Council has provided an independent forum for resolving complaints about the editorial content of newspapers, magazines and their websites.

The Press Council also lobbies on freedom of expression and press freedom issues.
The Council comprises an independent Chairman, five members with no association with the press who represent the public, three members nominated by newspaper and magazine publishers, one member nominated by the EPMU and the new position of a member to represent digital news providers.

The Council is based in Wellington and the appointee will need to be able to attend meetings of the Council every six weeks.

For further information on the Press Council please see
Applications, which should enclose a brief CV, close with the undersigned on April 20, 2015. So spread the word.