National Radio News Director

Bathurst, Australia
10 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Unique opportunity to lead a small team
  • Collaborate with contributing newsrooms
  • Develop and build team capability

The Role

  • Fixed Term (until December 2022), Full Time
  • Level 6 - $77,653 to $84,033 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Bathurst

Do you have a passion for news? Can you guide the next generation of journalists to produce engaging copy for a national audience?

Charles Sturt University and the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) are looking for a talented media professional to act as a mentor to a small team of journalists as they contribute stories to newsrooms across the country. You will have strong editorial knowledge, which will help you work collaboratively with contributing newsrooms, stakeholders and project partners while running a daily newsroom, broadcasting to over 2 million people per day. Your mentoring and training will drive young journalists and student cadets to produce timely and contemporary content that not only follows the news cycle of the day, but also brings stories relevant to communities to light.

To be successful you will have:

  • A degree in journalism or related discipline with at least 2 years experience, or an equivalent level of education, training and/ or experience
  • Relevant and recent experience working in a radio/ news content making environment
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills appropriate to managing a small team, developing and building relationships and delivering content on air
  • Commitment to industry policies, principles and codes of practice

About Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Arts and Education is one of three Faculties within the University. Eight Schools and Centres offer a diversity of courses in education, communication, creative industries, social work and human services, library and information studies, theology, humanities, Indigenous Australian studies and Islamic studies.

With approximately 9,000 online students and 3,000 on campus students, the Faculty is an innovator in online and blended learning modes. Over 200 academic staff deliver distinctive courses, and are supported by a skilled team of professional staff. On campus courses are delivered at the Universitys Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, and Port Macquarie campuses, and at other locations including Sydney and Canberra.

Produced by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, in partnership with Charles Sturt University, National Radio News (NRN) is the national news service for the community broadcasting sector, broadcast to over 2 million listeners a week, right across Australia. With a focus on diverse voices as well as the daily news cycle, NRN brings the daily news from Australia and the world with a focus on the communities the stories affect."

NRN bulletins are produced from a newsroom on the Bathurst campus of Charles Sturt University, with content being delivered from journalists at contributing stations across Australia.

About Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA)

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) is an internationally recognised, member-based, not-for-profit organisation that champions community broadcasting by building stations capability and by creating a healthy environment for the sector to thrive.

Its membership represents the Australian community broadcasting sector, which consists of 454 not for profit, community owned and operated radio services broadcasting to 5.96 million listeners per week.

The community broadcasting sector is a vital part of the Australian media landscape and plays an important role in providing a voice for communities that arent adequately serviced by other broadcasting sectors.

These include:

  • Indigenous Australians
  • Ethnic communities
  • Educational services
  • Religious communities
  • Reading services for print disabled communities
  • Music, arts and cultural services
  • Youth and seniors communities

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Lisa McLean | Station Manager, 2MCE and National Radio News | | Ph: 02 6338 4966

Closing Date: 11 pm, Tuesday 24 September 2019