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General Manager

Job No: 111560
Location: Western Desert Region

  • Unique leadership opportunity within a pioneering Indigenous-owned media organisation in remote WA
  • Media background not essential!
  • Competitive remuneration circa $90,000 + super, remote location allowance and furnished accommodation with utilities
  • Fantastic additional benefits including 8 weeks leave per year and annual airfares

About the Organisation

NG Media is an independent, Indigenous-owned media organisation that produces film and music, together with providing radio broadcast services via 14 radio stations based in remote communities across 250,000km of the Western Desert region of Western Australia.

Employs over 30 Yarnangu workers, NG Media has a solid, talented and dedicated team of Producers, Coordinators, and Directors, from around Australia. NG Media’s non-Indigenous staff share their skills and passion for media with the Yarnangu people. 

NG Media’s vision is to empower Yarnangu to create and share their own stories through multi media. 

If you'd like to learn more about NG Media, you can view the website here.

About the Opportunity

NG Media now has an exciting, full-time leadership opportunity for a General Manager to lead their team in the Western Desert region of WA.

Working closely with the Board of Directors, the General Manager has overarching responsibility for establishing and maintaining operations of Ngaanyatjarra Media as per funding requirements and strategic planning objectives. Key focuses will include communicating with NG Media funding agencies, partners and stakeholders to re-build relationships and re-instate contractual agreements.

More specifically, some of your key deliverables will include:

  • Overseeing and managing the organisation's finances, including all budgets (and budget allocations), and ensuring the organisation maintains a strong financial position;
  • Developing and implementing clear lines of responsibility between staff and managing the delivery of training for Yamangu people across the Ng Lands;
  • Ensuring all Ng Media assets and equipment are efficiently managed and maintained to meet the needs and objectives of the organisation;
  • Following and adhering to the conditions of the Board of Directors in regards to governance, strategic planning, administrative and operational procedures.

About You

A background in media or previous executive leadership experience is not essential for this position. Whilst either of these things will be highly regarded, more important will be strong experience in community development, either within an NFP or Aboriginal community controlled organisation, and demonstrated experience overseeing funding requirements and applications.

This role needs someone who is tech savvy, a creative problem-solver and has the ability to work autonomously in a relatively complicated environment. You will have a strong commercial acumen and a business growth focus, whilst still having the ability to develop and foster a culture of hard work and engagement within the NG Media workforce. This will include driving change in current organisations processes and being innovative in identifying new project opportunities that the local community will want to be involved in.

The western desert region of WA is a highly remote, alcohol-free community. Critical to your success will be a willingness and physical ability to live and work in these conditions. You will be required, as needed, to drive long distances in a 4WD to visit surrounding communities and as such a current Driver's License and basic automotive skills (ie the ability to change a tyre if needed), will be a must.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

About the Benefits

This is a challenging, yet rewarding opportunity for a driven business leader to join a close-knit team of dedicated media practitioners and trainers while living in a spectacular region of Australia that most people never get the chance to see.

The successful applicant will enjoy an attractive remuneration circa $90,000 plus super, negotiable with skills and experience.

In addition, Ngaanyatjarra Media will provide a range of benefits including:

  • Furnished accommodation and utilities;
  • Remote location allowance of $4,133;
  • 4WD vehicle;
  • 4 weeks annual leave plus 4 weeks additional leave;
  • AND annual airfares of $1,275!

If you love a challenge, thrive on a busy and varied schedule, and would love the chance to make a positive difference in a remote Aboriginal community, this is the opportunity for you. Don't wait - apply now.

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