Backchat on FBi

VOLUNTEER: Presenters and Producers

Danny Chifley, 27th July 2020


Backchat is FBi Radio’s flagship politics and current affairs program and has built a reputation for uncompromising coverage of the issues that matter most to young people in Sydney.

As we emerge from this unprecedented chapter in global history Backchat is recruiting a team of young journalists and content-makers to document, analyse and tell the stories of this new reality. 

As a successful applicant you will not only help steer Backchat into this new reality as part of a driven tight-knit team, but you will gain valuable experience in the rigours of live radio making, and the opportunity to learn from heavyweights of Australian journalism including Jenny Brockie, Avani Dias, Alice Brennan, Marc Fennell, Gina McKeon and many more.

Backchat airs Saturday mornings from 9.30am-10am on FBi Radio 94.5fm, digital radio and online at The successful applicant must be available for the Saturday morning show, either in person or working remotely. In addition, there will be time demands during the week (pitch meetings, research, pre-recording interviews etc) but these will fluctuate according to the week’s content requirements. 

Please note that these are volunteer positions and that previous radio experience is not essential for any of the roles listed below.

FBi Radio is a not-for-profit independent youth broadcaster serving Greater Sydney and that strives to reflect the diversity of their audience. FBi Radio welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, gender identities, and people with disabilities.

Please follow the links below for the position descriptions.

To apply for any of the above roles, please send a resume and cover letter to by 11:59pm Friday 31 July 2020, outlining:

  • Your previous experience, 
  • Your particular areas of interest, 
  • Which role/s you are most interested in, and 
  • Your suitability for the nominated role/s. 


Pitch two story ideas for the show (or ideas for two pieces of digital content if you are interested in the Digital Producer role). The pitch should be 1-2 paragraphs in length for each story/piece of content, and should include a brief summary of the story idea, why it’s suited to Backchat, a list of potential guests and why you have nominated them.

Further information is available here


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The CBAA's National Features & Documentary Series (NFDS) gives new and emerging community radio producers the opportunity to make a radio feature for national distribution, receive mentoring from experienced producers and be paid for their work. All you need to enter is a great idea!


*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
Find out about the National Features & Documentary Series application process and selection criteria, get tips on what makes a great story for radio and learn how to pitch your story idea.


Nominations are now open.