POSITION: Cadet Journalist, Community News, Alice Springs

Joshua Cole, 31st January 2024


Internal Award Level 4 $60,000 per annum, plus superannuation

Indigenous Community TV is looking for a highly motivated Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander person interested in telling important stories about issues relating to Indigenous communities who live remotely. The role is based in Mparntwe/Alice Springs.

Overview – Community News Project

Community News comprises look-live news, pre-recorded segments, national news, human interest stories, sports coverage and weather, all presented in an Australian Indigenous language.

Cadet Journalists play an important role in the development and production of the Community News bulletins by researching stories, supporting the news team, language workers and presenters in the delivery of the news. This is an opportunity to grow into a journalist / news production role.

This news and current affairs bulletin airs on the first Friday of each month and is currently funded until December 2025.

Each episode runs at approximately 30-45 minutes, with a language-speaking anchor newsreader presenting in two of the following languages: Western Arrernte, Warlpiri, or Pitjantjatjara. A version of the Community News in accessible English is also produced. 


  • Generating original monthly story ideas for on-air presentation.
  • Interviewing, writing scripts in plain English and doing voice-overs.
  • Developing and maintaining contacts in remote communities and relevant organisations
  • Regularly visiting remote communities when producing stories
  • Learning how to research news and current affairs reports, whether in the field or in the office and putting new skills to use
  • Completing assigned training modules, and attending workshops and other professional development activities


  • Utilise all ICTV systems as required.
  • Undertake training in skills specific to this project such as video editing; camera operation
  • Comply with Workplace Health & Safety requirements and organisational policy.
  • Attend staff meetings and other meetings as requested.
  • Other reasonable duties as requested by ICTV General Manager.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Is an Indigenous/Torres Strait person interested in telling important stories about issues relating to Indigenous Australians who live remotely
  • Has good communication and written skills
  • Has the ability to work to deadlines
  • Is highly motivated

To apply for the cadet role, please send a letter telling us about your motivation for applying, and a little bit about yourself to Laurie May, General Manager ICTV [email protected]. This position is based in Alice Springs with start date as soon as possible.

If you’d like to know more about the cadet role, please contact Laurie May on 08 8952 3118 or email [email protected]

Early applications are encouraged and you’ll be contacted to discuss this opportunity further. Formal closing date for applications is 5pm 28th February 2024.

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