September 30, 2022

Community Radio Network Support Agent

POSITION: CRN Support Officer

  • Passionate about music and radio
  • Core role in Sydney with an opportunity for a remote/hybrid working environment
About the CBAA

Community broadcasting is a vital part of the Australian media landscape. The more than 450 radio services broadcasting across Australia to more than 5 million people each week play an important role in giving a voice to communities that are not adequately served by other broadcasting sectors, such as bands ethnic, indigenous and other minorities, as well as for independent local music.

The Community Broadcasting Association. Australia (CBAA) was born in 1974 out of a desire to champion the industry by building the capacity of these resorts and creating a healthy environment for them to thrive. The ACAA is an internationally recognized not-for-profit organization and represents more than 90% of the stations in the sector as members.

The role and your responsibilities

Assist the Content Services Manager and Community Radio Network team members in all content distribution and related activities for the ACAA. The role works primarily with the community radio network team and external contacts such as; community radios and producers.

  • Participate in the planning and formatting of the community radio network’s live program schedule.
  • Support program creators on providing regular and special broadcast content.
  • Processing audio for broadcast and distribution, including responding to audio issues and other issues.
  • Scheduling content to be delivered with minimal error rate.
  • Maintain external content for projects like Good Morning Country
Your success profile will include
  • Broadcasting qualifications or equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrated experience and skills with audio editing and programming software (Audition or similar multitrack format editing software and programming software)
  • Excellent computer literacy and willingness to use/learn a range of online tools (Salesforce, Slack, MS Office suite, etc.)
  • Strong ability to understand and follow editorial policy to achieve programming policy results
  • Demonstrated awareness and application of media law in a broadcast environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure
  • Proven organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Interest in news and current affairs and application only in an editorial context
  • Ability and willingness to undertake ad hoc emergency work outside office hours as required
  • Willingness to travel as needed
  • Commitment to the skills of CBAA team members
Desirable skills
  • Experience in producing and distributing podcasts
  • Graphic design and image manipulation skills
  • Understanding of networking, FTP and broadcast equipment
  • Familiarity with the operation and issues of community broadcasting in Australia
Application process

We are committed to improving outcomes for our communities and value diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and lived experience in the communities we aim to serve (including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, culturally and linguistically diverse people, the LGBTQIA+ community and people of diverse genders and faiths).

We are happy to consider flexible employment arrangements, including alternate locations and virtual/hybrid work arrangements for the right candidate.

For information on this role, please email [email protected]. The official closing date for this role is May 2, 2022.

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