January 17, 2018

Comment Moderator

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Guardian Australia (www.theguardian.com/au) launched in May 2013 as part of Guardian News & Media (GNM), one of the largest English language newspaper websites in the world (www.theguardian.com).

We are looking for a Community Moderator to join our newsroom in Sydney.

Working as part of the UK night moderator team this Sydney based role is primarily responsible for maintaining a high level of debate and interaction on guardian.com and nurturing and guiding user discussion.

In this role you will be responsible for monitoring all areas of reader comments on theguardian.com, ensuring debate is conducted within the guidelines set down in GNM’s terms and conditions and community standards and using community management tools and techniques. You will liaise with and advise editorial staff over user interaction issues on comment threads, assist editors with queries on comments and interaction with contributors and share and cultivate good community practice in the editorial and community teams.

Our ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience of participating in online communities, excellent attention to detail, be able to build relationships with people at all levels and be highly computer literate. The successful candidate will have an understanding of challenges in community management and knowledge of legal issues for global publishers. An understanding of UK libel and defamation laws is highly desirable.

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This role is being offered on a full-time, 6-month contract basis, working over a seven-day roster with early starts and/or late finishes.

Closing date for applications: 1 February 2018

For more information, contact: australia.hr@theguardian.com

Applicants should be legally eligible to work in Australia. Guardian Australia is unable to sponsor prospective employees’ visa applications.

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