POSITION: National Radio News Director (Bathurst NSW)

Katrina Hughes, 11th September 2019

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

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 two 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.

We 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. 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 two 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
Application requirements:

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the PDF icon Position Description - NRN Director, Reference Number 492992.pdf. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit the how to apply page.

Further information:

This is a full time fixed term position (until December 2022).

Additional information is available by contacting Lisa McLean, Station Manager, 2MCE and National Radio News, Ph: 02 6338 4966

Closing date:

Tuesday 24 September 2019, 11.00pm

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It’s hardly a secret that traditional print journalism is going through tumultuous changes, but, much as radio’s vitality continues in the online era, news broadcasts remain a vital way of informing the public on the issues of the day.


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