FBi Radio

Executive Producer - Sydney

CBAA Communications, 3rd April 2019
All The Best, FBi Radio’s flagship narrative documentary program, is seeking applicants for the role of Executive Producer. 

The Executive Producer is responsible for the management and production of the weekly half hour show for broadcast (locally and nationally) and podcast. All The Best is made in association with SYN and 3RRR in Melbourne. The Executive Producer will work with the Victorian State Coordinator and the national Editorial Team. The position is part paid, part volunteer and based at FBi Radio in Sydney.

This is an exciting and rare opening for an ambitious candidate, with a passion in narrative driven audio stories. This is a strong and rewarding opportunity to gain experience in management, editorial and production skills — on an Australian show with a valued reputation.


  • Drive and manage creative production of the weekly show to deadline.
  • Recruit, manage and mobilise volunteer contributors to participate in the show and meet story deadlines.
  • Work collaboratively with the Editorial Team to steer the show’s operations and editorial standards. This also includes managing and distributing stories amongst Supervising Producers.
  • Provide constructive feedback to contributors on audio production, in order to ensure editorial quality and broadcast standard.
  • Produce, script and record with the host weekly.
  • Manage the online presence of All The Best across multiple platforms.
  • Engage with community and education based partnerships.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience and understanding in producing narrative driven audio documentaries. Proven record as a motivated, creative and ethical audio maker with highly developed editorial and production skills. 
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a diverse team of volunteers. Proven record of passion in, and patience for, training volunteers with varied skill levels and areas of interest.
  • Extensive experience in providing constructive training, feedback and oversight on the production of narrative driven audio stories. This includes story structure, sound design, audio editing and script writing.
  • Strongly developed organisational skills and proven record in managing, and working to, demanding weekly deadlines.
  • Confident experience in working independently, with a strong can-do attitude.
  • Ability and capacity for flexibility in working hours.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Community Broadcasting Codes of Practice and the community broadcasting sector.

Handover training will be available to the successful candidate. The start date will be during the month of June, with some flexibility.

How to Apply

There is also an editorial exercise as part of the application process. Please email Dan Ahern, Program Director, for these details. Submit a cover letter, CV and a response to the editorial exercise by 9pm Sunday 28 April.

We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI+) people.

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