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POSITION - Radio Station Coordinator, Yuendumu NT

Joshua Cole, 8th May 2023

POSITION - Radio Station Coordinator, Yuendumu NT

  • Salary range of $68,764K – $74,180K +10.5% Super - Salary dependant on experience.
  • Not-For-Profit Salary Packaging benefits (Tax concessions).
  • 38hrs per week (Additional negotiated hours taken as Time Off in Lieu)
  • 6 Weeks Annual Leave with an additional 17.5% Leave Loading.
  • Relocation Assistance up to $1,000 available at contract beginning and end.
  • Furnished accommodation and utilities provided free of cost.
  • 12-month Contract, with potential for renewal under similar arrangements.
  • Remote Central Australian location based in Yuendumu, NT.


PAW is looking for an enthusiastic and tech-savvy Radio Station Coordinator. Answerable to the General Manager and Operations Manager, the successful candidate will oversee the day to day operations of the Radio Station at our Yuendumu hub, whilst working closely with the Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Studio (RIBS) Coordinator to facilitate training and engagement across several remote Indigenous communities.

The role requires living remotely, allowing you to become part of a very special community and to contribute to its growth and development while gaining an understanding of Warlpiri and other local cultures. The successful candidate will need to understand the political, social, and economic factors affecting Indigenous Australians in remote areas. This is a rewarding and life changing role. It requires a self-motivated individual who has technical experience, enabling them to train staff or work autonomously when necessary.



  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Weekend and evening work will be required at times.
  • The position is only open to Australian Citizens, Residents or individuals holding a Working Visa valid up until at least 2025.
  • The successful candidate will need a current National Police Check and the ability to obtain an OCHRE Card.
  • Housing in community is limited so it will be necessary to live in shared accommodation.
  • PAW can only provide housing for one person.



  • Experience working cross culturally with Indigenous Australians
  • Broadcasting and radio production experience
  • Expertise in setting up Outside Broadcasts
  • Demonstrated high-level skills in recording software.
  • Experience delivering training and community engagement.
  • Experience in writing and acquitting grants.
  • Demonstrated capacity for resourcefulness, self-motivation, autonomy, effective problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • Manual Driver’s License.
  • Be an Australian citizen, resident or hold a valid working visa until at least 2025.
  • Operational knowledge of radio broadcasting equipment including Tielines (both POTS and IP Codecs), broadcast transmitters and the VAST network.



  • Knowledge of RCS scheduling software including G Selector, Zetta and Aquira.
  • Technical knowledge of radio broadcasting equipment.
  • Qualifications in Training and Assessment.
  • 4WD Experience.
  • Experience working with young people.



The 8PAW radio network services 10 Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Studios across the Tanami Desert plus 3 re-transmission sites. This is a role with a particular focus on training in radio broadcasting, recording and editing radio documentaries and pre-record shows with emphasis on increasing engagement amongst women and young people.


The role requires the successful applicant to:

  • Work with the PAW RIBS Coordinator to manage the 8PAW Radio network.
  • Oversee the daily operations of the Yuendumu base and the 8PAW Radio across a network of remote Indigenous communities throughout Central Australia, NT.
  • Be confident in scheduling and managing RCS automation playout software, scheduling sponsorships and CSAs, updating the music library, producing radio documentaries with radio broadcasters and outside broadcasts.  
  • Train and engage new staff in radio and broadcasting equipment, systems and software.
  • Recruit and engage new presenters and train them in preparing and presenting regular radio broadcasts of their own. 

  • Manage the automation software required so that 24-hour broadcasting is maintained when live broadcasters are not on air – currently RCS (Zetta/GSelector).

  • Ensure the radio program is inclusive reaching both female and male participants.
  • Produce community service radio announcements and advertising campaigns in language (including translations) as PAW Media & Communications is contracted to do so.
  • Schedule sponsorship and CSAs using Aquira campaign software.
  • Write Grant applications and acquittals and reports.
  • Order and maintain new broadcast equipment and technology as required as part of the technology maintenance plan.
  • Work with the Community Archives officer to ensure all productions are archived.
  • Assist the Music and Video Production departments as required.



PAW Media and Communications is a Warlpiri owned and run Not-for-profit Organisation based in Yuendumu, Northern Territory. PAW was originally established as ‘Warlpiri Media Association’ in 1983, but now trades under the name ‘PAW Media and Communications’. The name ‘PAW’ is an acronym that reflects the Pintubi, Anmatjere and Warlpiri language groups that are serviced by the organisation. For almost 40 years PAW has been creating TV, films, radio, and music, in language, according to local cultural protocols. In addition to creating local media productions and documenting local culture, PAW provides media training, digital literacy programs and employment opportunities for the people of Yuendumu and surrounding communities.


Yuendumu has a population of approximately 1000 people, predominantly Warlpiri. The community is the main service delivery centre for Warlpiri Aboriginal Lands, and it provides necessities for residents.



  • Provide a pdf statement clearly addressing and highlighting all areas outlined in the Essential and Desirable Criteria. *** Please note that applications that do not include a statement that CLEARLY AND SEPARATELY addresses all areas within the Selection Criteria will not be accepted***
  • Submit a copy of your CV in pdf format.

Applications must be emailed to [email protected] using the subject line: Radio Station Coordinator application. If you require any additional information, please email [email protected]

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