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Senior Journalist

Job No: 81626
Location: Alice Springs, NT

  • Are you a media professional ready for your next career challenge?
  • Bring your experience in radio or broadcast media to this fantastic Senior role!
  • Attractive remuneration $55,000 - $65,000 PLUS PBI salary sacrificing benefits!

About the Organisation

Beginning operations in 1980, the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) was the first Aboriginal group to be allocated a broadcasting licence. The Aboriginal people of Central Australia own CAAMA through an association and have clear objectives focused on the social, cultural and economic advancement of Aboriginal people.

CAAMA promotes Aboriginal culture, language, dance and music while generating economic benefits in the form of training, employment and income generation. CAAMA is proud of their reputation for producing media products that engenders pride in Aboriginal culture while informing and educating the wider community of the richness and diversity of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia.

CAAMA is an award winning organisation and has received the Diversity Award from the Australian and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs) which recognises excellence in the use of the internet by businesses, organisations and individuals. Additionally, a production department trainee also won the "Best Director" award at the Indigenous Remote Communication Association (IRCA) Awards.

About Life in Alice Springs

Year round blue skies, stunning landscapes and vibrant, diverse and warm communities - that's life in the Northern Territory! Only a short flight from most Australian cities, Alice Springs is not just a must-see destination renowned for its identity and rich cultural heritage, but is a remarkable community to set up home in!

Alice Springs is one of the most remote places in the world, but it's no country town. The Alice is a major communications and commercial centre, with services you would find in any Australian city. It has a world-class teaching hospital, a university, two shopping malls, numerous private and public schools and a variety of recreational facilities. Because of its size and remoteness, the Alice is home to a close-knit and engaged community.

People from all walks of life find themselves calling Alice Springs home.

About the Opportunity

The Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association has an exciting full-time opportunity for a Senior Journalist to join their team in Alice Springs, NT.  

In this role, you will be responsible for presenting and producing daily content for radio and online media with a focus on issues in the Alice Springs area, greater Territory region, and issues that impact on Aboriginal people. You will also assist with editing and sub-editing duties as required by the Editor-at-Large.

Your main responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Preparing and presenting daily content for the Strong Voices program;
  • Producing regular feature material;
  • Moderating social media accounts in conjunction with CAAMA staff;
  • Contributing to the operational and administration activities of CAAMA radio;
  • Working with the Editor-at-Large to mentor and provide guidance to the cadet journalist; and
  • Reporting and presenting other program content from remote locations as required.

To be successful in this role, you will have minimum of 5 years experience in radio or broadcast media and have exceptional editorial skills. You will also hold - or be working towards completion of - a tertiary qualification in journalism, mass communications or equivalent.

You will display a strong level of journalistic initiative and instinct and have the ability to conduct engaging and effective interviews. You must also have the ability to work effectively and accurately under pressure and to strict deadlines with minimal supervision.

Candidates will need to be effective at conducting their own research and also have the ability to provide sound input into shaping programming to build and maintain audience satisfaction.

You will have proven knowledge of issues affecting Indigenous people and an understanding of cultural protocols relating to Indigenous people. A willingness to undertake training in Central Australia specific protocols will be highly regarded.

While not essential, candidates with experience using Avid Pro Tools or equivalent software will be highly regarded. Additionally, knowledge of Indigenous broadcasting and a detailed knowledge of modern broadcasting will be advantageous. 

Please note: Candidates need to have a current driver's licence and the flexibility to travel throughout the region as required.

People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the Benefits

This is an extremely rewarding, unique and exciting role with a pioneering Aboriginal media organisation and your chance to really get involved with the local community and culture in a way you've never imagined. You'll be working with a medium you love, delivering quality programming to people who want to hear it. Best of all - you'll be doing it in one of the most spectacular settings in the world.

The successful applicants will be rewarded with an attractive salary circa $55,000 - $65,000, plus super and PBI salary sacrificing benefits

CAAMA is dedicated to providing work/life balance for their employees, ensuring that you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the lifestyle you want!

CAAMA radio staff are involved in many live Outside Broadcasts and you can get the chance to meet some of the biggest musicians and sporting stars as well as other interesting and influential people. 

You will also enjoy a supportive workplace, as well as ongoing training and professional development opportunities to maintain your skills and industry knowledge.

If you love the radio industry but have been thinking about a change of pace, don't miss your chance to join a leading media organisation in the real Australian outback - Apply Now!


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