Frequently Asked Questions
How can I see all the vacancies that Fairfax Media has?
You can see the very latest vacancies on our Careers homepage or a complete list on our Jobs page. You are able to sort the list by Job Title, Location and Closing Date by clicking on the relevant headings.
How do I find out more about a job?
By clicking on the Job Title, you will see a summary of the role we have available including the main responsibilities of the role as well as the skills and experience required and/or desired. Under the job summary section you can also download a copy of the job description to see a more detailed overview of the role or you can ask a question by clicking on the relevant link.
Do I need to pre-register with Fairfax before I can apply for jobs?
There is no requirement to pre-register with us before applying for a job making it a quick and easy process!
I am ready to apply, how do I do this and what information do I need to submit my application for a role?
You will need the following information ready when you want to apply for a role:
- Cover letter - outlining to us how your skills and experience apply to the role you are applying for.
- CV – detailing for us things like your skills, qualifications and previous work experience.
- Information about you – including your contact details, drivers licence details and work permit details (if you are not a permanent resident in New Zealand).
For more information on how to apply for a role and what information is required, see our Application & Resources section.
I am not sure what to include in my cover letter or CV, how can I get help with this?
I want to ask a question about a role, who do I contact and how do I do this?
You are able to contact the HR representative and/or hiring manager to ask a question by selecting ‘ask Fairfax about this job’ option when viewing a job ad.
How does your recruitment process work?
Fairfax recruits the best person for each vacant position based on merit principles.
Candidates are considered only on the basis of their abilities, qualifications, experience, and those personal qualities relevant to the position.
In order to appoint the right person to the right role, we have detailed recruitment processes in place. Some of these steps include a telephone or initial interview, formal interview, various assessments and/or tests and reference checking before a candidate is appointed. For more information on our recruitment processes, please see the application and resources section.
How will I know if I have been either shortlisted for the role or unsuccessful with my application?
If you have been shortlisted for a role, the relevant HR person or hiring manager for the role you have applied for will advise you via phone or email and will advise you of the next steps. If you have been unsuccessful with your application, you will generally be advised by email.
What benefits to Fairfax offer?
Fairfax offers a wide range of benefits for employees – check out the our benefits page for all the information.