Work With Us - DAB+ Operations Coordinator

POSITION: DAB+ Operations Coordinator, CBAA, Sydney NSW/Hybrid

Joshua Cole, 1st July 2024
  • Opportunity to make an impact
  • Responsible for DAB+ and digital radio services coordination and administration
  • Sydney location, other locations and virtual/hybrid work arrangements will be considered


The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) is a leading member based, for purpose organisation. We provide programs and services that aim to strengthen the capacity and sustainability of over 450 community radio and media organisations.

With over five million listeners each week, community radio plays a vital role in providing a voice for multicultural, First Nations and other underrepresented groups, as well as supporting independent and emerging musicians, and communities not adequately serviced by other media services.


Provides coordination and administration to support the operation of community digital radio services, including station liaison and stakeholder management.

The CBAA operates and supports the delivery of over 60 DAB+ radio services nationally, and manages digital platform infrastructure, service delivery, and data systems for digital services on behalf of all eligible community radio licensees.


  • General administration including broadcast agreements and maintaining project documentation and information systems
  • Maintenance of Electronic Program Grid’s in collaboration with Station staff.
  • Providing administrative support to community radio licensee Digital Representative Companies (DRCs)
  • Managing enquiries, communications and follow up on digital radio and with stations operating digital radio services
  • Assist with reports and submissions related to digital radio including research support
  • Support the service development and establishment of new DAB+ services


  • A passion for Community Media
  • Relevant tertiary degree or equivalent work experience
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Developed writing and research skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and use of data-base systems and online tools
  • Proven stakeholder management skills and experience
  • Superior organisational skills and attention to detail and accuracy
  • A familiarity with the community broadcasting sector and radio broadcast operations
  • Proactive approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and autonomously

If you are seeking an opportunity to make an impact in an organisation that makes a real difference, this is the role for you.


CBAA has a policy of inclusion and we welcome and encourage applications from First Nations people, people from a diversity of genders, cultures, linguistic backgrounds, abilities and experiences.

The position is envisaged as full-time and flexible working arrangements, including other locations and virtual / hybrid work arrangements, will be considered for the right candidate.

Please submit your resume (max 3 pages) and a cover letter (max 2 pages) addressing the essential success profile criteria and reason for your application to the Manager, DAB+ Service Development. Successful applicants will be contacted for interview.

Please note that there is no formal closing date for this role. Early applications are strongly encouraged, and suitable candidates may be shortlisted for an interview as applications are received.

If you have any questions or would like to have a confidential discussion about this role, please email [email protected].



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