Junkee is an Australian pop culture title, covering film, TV, politics, comment, tech, online and everything in between. The content we create each day is designed to go beyond the headline, to inform, intrigue, provoke and occasionally make you laugh.

We don’t jump on bandwagons; we don’t publish link-bait; we don’t add to the noise or bitch for the sake of it. Junkee has a small team of extremely talented Australian writers and industry insiders, including authors, poets, artists, comedians, editors of magazines, websites and literary journals, festival directors, Twitter celebrities, and film and TV actors. Click on the name of a writer you like to learn a bit more about where they came from.

Comment on a story, tip us ideas, argue with us, compliment the writers or disagree with them. Read more about Junkee in our welcome letter.


We are always looking for ideas from new writers who have something to say.

We cover film, TV, writing, politics, society, and online culture. More than anything, we love originality in our news and in our commentary — stories that start a conversation, add something new to a well-worn one, or encourage people to look at an old topic with fresh eyes.

Having an idea for a story is a good start. Making sure it hasn’t already been written is better. And being certain you’re the right person to write it is best.

Send your pitch and some writing samples to hello[at]junkee[dot]com


Steph Harmon, Managing Editor | steph[at]junkee[dot]com

Alex McKinnon, Assistant Editor | alex[at]junkee[dot]com

Meg Watson, Staff Writer + Weekend Editor | meg[at]junkee[dot]com

Tim Duggan, Sound Alliance Content Director | @timduggan

Melanie Mahony, Junkee Marketing Executive | melanie[at]junkeemedia[dot]com


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Email hello[at]junkee[dot]com and we’ll get back to you.

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– No misogyny;

– No racism;

– No homophobia;

– No dickheads*.

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Subjective term, but one which mostly refers to any commenter who manipulates the privilege of publishing to consistently derail every conversation.