Hot Tomato Journalist

1029 Hot Tomato is looking for an experienced journalist to join the news team at the number one radio station on the sunny Gold Coast.

The successful applicant will be joining a vibrant newsroom providing news for the Gold Coast’s only 7-day a week local radio news service as well as online at

Applications are invited from candidates with a degree in journalism or similar, a strong news sense and experience writing for online.

We’re seeking someone who can hit the ground running for an immediate start.

You will:

  • Have a minimum of two years’ experience in a radio newsroom
  • Have an excellent knowledge of news and sport, understanding you will be providing a large amount of local news to our audience
  • Be able to seek out stories that are interesting and engaging.
  • Work well in a high-pressure environment and be confident in delivering news bulletins to deadlines.
  • Be accurate and thorough in your fact-checking and have a good understanding of media law
  • Be able to work solo and in a team environment
  • Be able to generate online content for our website and have an understanding of social media

Ideally, you will have a working knowledge of NewsBoss, WordPress and related on-air systems and software but if not, you’ll be supported in acquiring these skills on the job.

The role will involve shift work including on weekends and flexibility after hours.

A current driver’s licence is preferred.

If you’re ready for the next challenge, are highly motivated and passionate about news and want to live in Australia’s greatest city we’d love to hear from you.

Applications will be accepted via email only to Matt McDonald here… [email protected]

Please introduce yourself with a covering letter accompanied by your résumé, details of two referees, a recent air check and samples of any online work.

(Please note applications without an air check will not be considered)

Applications close Friday December 24. Recruitment may commence prior to this date if a suitable candidate is found.

*** As radio is an essential service, proof of COVID-19 vaccination may be required before any offer of employment is made.

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