3ZZZ Logo

POSITION: Station Manager, 3ZZZ, Melbourne VIC

Joshua Cole, 3rd July 2024

Remuneration negotiable.

Application Close: Fri. 19th July 2024

The Radio Station Manager provides leadership and direction for the 3ZZZ team and, efficient and smooth running of the station.

Radio 3ZZZ is the largest ethnic community station in Australia. Located at 92.3 on the FM radio band, 3ZZZ started broadcasting on a regular basis in June 1989. Working from studios in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick, the station is heard across the Melbourne metropolitan region, as far as Geelong to the west and Macedon to the north. Broadcasting 24 hours a day, it is estimated that more than 400,000 people listen to 3ZZZ every week. Since October 2000, the station can also be heard across all Australia and the rest of the world through internet broadcasting.

To be successful, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Australian Citizen/Permanent Residency/Full Working Rights in Australia are essential.
  • Be able to provide two reference checks.
  • For further information contact https://www.3ZZZ.com.au/contact/

All applications are treated with complete confidentiality. To apply please send your resume with a covering letter to the president:

George Salloum [email protected]

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All applicants will be acknowledged.

Key Accountabilities/position Activities

  • Assist in developing and implementing the strategic vision/direction of 3ZZZ in alignment with its mission and goals of the organisation.
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to formulate and execute strategic plans ensuring long-term sustainability and growth.

Operational Management:

  • Ensure the smooth daily operation of the organisation, and provide an effective process are in place
  • Bring your people leadership skills.
  • The Radio Station Manager provides leadership and direction for the 3ZZZ team and, efficient and smooth running of station.
  • Participate in fundraising events and grant writing.
  • Work closely with sponsorship administrator and advertising sales staff and agents.
  • Must have enough technical knowledge to understand the operation of all station equipment.

Financial Oversight:

  • Ensure the financial health and sustainability of the 3ZZZ through sound financial management, budgeting, and fundraising strategies, reporting to the executive committees and the board through the president.
  • Oversee the preparation of annual budgets, financial reports, and audits, ensuring transparency and accountability.
  • Regularly monitor government and non-government funding available
  • Prepare funding submissions and ensure acquittal reporting completed and submitted.

 Advocacy and Representation:

  • Represent the 3ZZZ at various forums, including government, industry, and community events, advocating for the interests of ethnic broadcasters.
  • Support multiculturalism and ethnic broadcasting and volunteerism.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, media organisations, community groups, and sponsors.
  • Provide ongoing advice to the executive committee and board on policy matters.
  • Develop policy submissions and policy statements as mandated by the Board of Directors. 
  • Oversee the development and implementation of policy, programs and initiatives that support ethnic community broadcasting and any targeted groups, in consultation broadcasters/committees of these groups and approval of executive committees and board.
  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality services and resources to 3ZZZ volunteers, ethnic groups, members and the broader community.

  Governance and Compliance:

  • Ensure the organisation operates in compliance with legal, regulatory, and ethical standards.
  • Work with the Board of Directors to ensure effective governance practices are in place.
  • Ensure all HR policies and procedures are compliant with legal and regulatory requirements.


Provide strong leadership to the 3ZZZ team including staff and volunteers, fostering a positive and collaborative workplace culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Handle employee and volunteer management issues with sensitivity and fairness, ensuring an engaged, harmonious and respectful workplace.
  • Encourage open communication, teamwork, and a commitment to the 3ZZZ’s purpose and values.
  • Proven track record in senior leadership roles within non-profit organisations, social enterprises, or community-focused institutions.
  • Comprehensive understanding of non-profit governance, regulatory compliance, and financial management.


Written and/or personal communication skills are required as this role has responsibilities in monitoring organisational performance, encouraging best practice and reporting outcomes – working with others is key to success in this role. 


Technology proficiency is key to success in this role and providing timely information to the executive and wider organisation is critical.


Tertiary qualifications, Business Administration, or a related field preferred.


  • Significant and progressive leadership experience in peak bodies or membership focused associations.
  • Extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, including working with Boards, donors, community leaders, and government officials.
  • Strong background in financial oversight, including budgeting, fundraising, and resource allocation.


  • Current VIC Driver’s license
  • Clear national criminal check
  • Clear working with children checks.

Facebook comments



*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*

Implementation of new arrangements in the 800MHz band will take place between 2019 and 2024, with stations in the 849-852 MHz band needing to vacate the spectrum by 30 June 2019. But what does this mean? And how does your station go about this? Attend this session to get any and all of your questions answered.


Governance is the responsibility of a community radio station’s board. Check out these tips for good governance.


*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.* 

The ACMA are currently streamlining the community broadcasting licence renewal form to simplify the process and make it easier for stations. Our webinar will look at the new form and process, what has changed and what you need to know to ensure a comprehensive and effective licence renewal in the future.