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POSITION: Media Trainer/Volunteer Coordinator

Danny Chifley, 29th March 2022
Edge Radio seek an individual to lead their award-winning media training course while nurturing an exciting and sustainable environment for volunteers.

Edge Radio is a youth-focused community radio station broadcasting primarily to people in Hobart, Tasmania (but online to a bunch more!). Edge give voice to their community by providing training to folks interested in making real live radio and broadcast quality content.

The Media Trainer/Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the station’s volunteers (Edge is 99% volunteer run!) and the related delegation of tasks and projects. This position is also responsible for the administration, delivery, and maintenance of the station’s media training, including: the scheduling of courses, school/youth group focused media training, and acting as the first point of call for training related questions for both new and existing volunteers.

About you

You’re into media. The thought of working at a radio station excites you and you’re ready to pair your training experience with that passion. But maybe you’re just super keen and need someone to give you a go. Either way, we want you to apply.

You enjoy engaging with a wide variety of people (especially young people and students) and are confident that you can deliver high-quality training under your own schedule. You’re easy going, friendly, and available to the needs of the volunteer cohort (be it going  out for coffee, a quick email q or a long show planning phone chat extravaganza!). You really, really like talking to people. Like, a lot. 

Ideally you have some time – you’re studying or returning to work, you’re honest with yourself about your capability and excellent at time management (using calendars and Gmail is a must). You can dedicate at least 12 months to this role. 

And finally, you don’t just want a job. You want to be part of something, part of a close-knit group of mainly volunteer workers who understand the responsibility Edge has to the community. By doing this role, you’ll be at the heart of the organisation and will contribute to the general vibe of Edge. You walk the walk when it comes to Edge values.

The money

We’re not going to sugar-coat it, this won’t be your dream pay packet, plus it’s partially for commission – the more participants you get involved the better- this is a paid role but some volunteering at fundraisers, events etc may be required. But you will work when you want, how you want, and the experience you gain here will open doors. 

You’ll also receive hands-on support, and the successful candidate will work alongside enthusiastic people who love music, creating stories, and making radio. You will receive mentorship in the media and not-for-profit sectors which will give you access to professional development opportunities.

Click here for the full job description

About Edge Radio

Edge Radio are a volunteer-led group of eclectics, fun people who work hard for the community. As with most non-profits, the station has a passion for media and uplifting marginalised peoples, especially Tasmania’s youth. Edge Radio love pop-culture, music, Tasmania, and care deeply about the issues that affect their community. 

To apply

Please send your resume and cover letter manager@edgeradio.org.au by the 15 April 2022. For any questions, please call Hannah on 0457 977 045.


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Volunteers are an important part of the community broadcasting sector, with 22,000 individuals across Australian giving time to their local station. Involving volunteers can help you connect with and involve the local community in your station, and their contributions in a huge variety of roles offer invaluable support to community radio stations.


*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

This webinar will teach you practical skills you can use in the recruiting and training processes, as well as once they join your team. You’ll also learn tips to ensure they stick around.