CBAA Community Radio Network Support Officer

  • Enthusiastic about music and radio
  • Help share community stories from around Australia with a wider audience
  • Alexandria location, flexible working arrangements available

The Organisation

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) is a leading member-based, for-purpose organisation. We provide programs and services that aim to strengthen over 450 community radio, local and independent media organisations.

With over five million listeners each week, community radio plays a vital role in providing a voice for multicultural, First Nations and other underrepresented groups, as well as supporting independent and emerging musicians, and communities not adequately serviced by other media services.

The Role

To assist the Content Services Manager, Community Radio Network Team Leader and other team members across all content distribution and related activities for CBAA. The role works primarily with the Community Radio Network team and external contacts such as community radio stations and producers.


  • Participate in planning and shaping the Community Radio Network live program grid.
  • Supporting program makers on the provision of regular and special broadcast content.
  • Processing audio for broadcast and distribution, including responding to audio issues and other problems.
  • Scheduling content for broadcast with a minimal error rate.
  • Maintain external content for projects like Good Morning Country.
  • Assist facilitation of special event broadcasts outside regular hours when required.
  • Audio production as required.

Your success profile will include:

• Qualifications in radio broadcasting or equivalent work experience
• Experience and demonstrated skills with audio editing and scheduling software (Audition or similar editing software in multi-track format, and scheduling software)
• Strong computer literacy and willingness to use/learn a range of online tools (Salesforce, Slack, MS Office suite etc.)
• Strong capacity to understand and follow editorial policy to achieve programming policy outcomes
• Proven 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 organisational skills and ability to multitask
• Interest in News and Current Affairs and the application in an editorial context
• Ability and willingness to undertake ad hoc emergency work outside office hours as required
• Willingness to travel as required
• Commitment to CBAA’s Team Member competencies

Desirable skills:

• Experience in podcast production and distribution
• Graphic design and image manipulation skills
• Understanding of networking, FTP and broadcast equipment
• Familiarity with community broadcasting operations and issues in Australia

If you are seeking an opportunity to help share people’s stories with a wider audience, this is the role for you.

Application Process

We are committed to improving outcomes for our communities, and value diversity and inclusion. CBAA has a policy of inclusion and we welcome and encourage applications from First Nations people, people from a diversity of genders, cultures, linguistic backgrounds, abilities and experiences.

The position is envisaged as permanent full-time and flexible working arrangements, including other locations and virtual/hybrid work arrangements, will be considered for the right candidate.

Please submit your résumé (max 3 pages) and a cover letter (max 2 pages) addressing the essential success profile criteria and reason for your application to the Community Radio Network Team Leader via Seek / Ethical Jobs. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Applications close Friday 16 June 2023 at 5 PM. Early applications are encouraged, and suitable candidates may be shortlisted for interviews as applications are received. For enquiries about this role, please email [email protected]

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