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Cadet Journalist

Job No: 89322
Location: Alice Springs, NT

  • Begin your career as a Cadet Journalist with award-winning organisation!
  • Attractive remuneration circa $42,000 - $45,000 (increase to $55,000 as you develop) plus super and PBI salary sacrificing benefits!
  • Extremely rewarding and varied role!

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 the Opportunity

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

Reporting to the Editor-at-Large, you will be responsible for presenting and producing content for radio and online on a daily basis. With the guidance of the Editor-at-Large and the Senior Journalist, you will focus on issues that impact the lives of Aboriginal people.

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

  • Preparing and presenting content for the Strong Voices program;
  • Moderating social media accounts, in particular, the Strong Voices page, in conjunction with other staff;
  • Contributing to the operational and administration activities of CAAMA radio;
  • Travelling to remote locations as required to report and present other program content; and
  • Participating as an effective team member within CAAMA.

To be successful, you'll have demonstrated experience in radio and/or broadcast media including editorial skills or have the willingness to develop these skills with support from CAAMA. 

You will also have a sound knowledge and genuine interest in the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This includes an understanding of cultural protocols relating to Indigenous people or a willingness to undertake training in Central Australia specific protocols. 

The ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines will be pivotal to your success in this role.

As this is an entry-level position, you must display an eagerness to learn all aspects of this role in conjunction with the CAAMA team. You will be keen to sharpen your interviewing and research skills and will be able to effectively communicate with team members, clients and contractors.

While not essential, candidates who hold a tertiary qualification in journalism, mass communications or equivalent will be highly regarded. Additionally, a knowledge of country and language groupings of Central Australia combined with a knowledge of Indigenous broadcasting will be considered advantageous. 

Please note: Candidates are required to have a current driver's licence and the willingness to work flexible hours and in remote locations when required. 

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

This is a special measures position in keeping with s.57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act (NT) which in practice means that all ATSI identified and accept candidates are considered and either selected or deemed not for further consideration prior to non-ATSI candidates.

About the Benefits

This is an exciting opportunity to begin your career in broadcast and online journalism. You will be supported and mentored by a fantastic team of media professionals within an award-winning organisation!

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 $42,000 - $45,000 (increase to $55,000 as you develop), 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. 

Don't miss your chance to begin your career in journalism with a leading media organisation in the real Australian outback - Apply Now!


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