Content Director, ABC Radio Melbourne | radioinfo

Content Director, ABC Radio Melbourne


  • Be a part of Australia's independent national broadcaster
  • Southbank, Melbourne Location
  • $104 - $114K plus Nominated 15.4% Super
  • Build strong engagement with local audiences

The ABC strives for equity and diversity in the workplace, and to promote a culture of opportunity. Through its services the ABC seeks to represent, connect and engage with all of the Australian community. In line with our focus on diversity, applications are strongly encouraged from Indigenous Australians, people from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disabilities. The ABC also aims to achieve a gender-balanced workforce.

About ABC Regional & Local

The ABC’s Regional & Local team is all about Australian communities and their conversations. Our teams create unique and distinctive content that connect communities and shape lives in metropolitan, regional and remote Australia. From our eight capital city radio stations, our forty four regional bureaux, through to screen, live events and sport, Regional & Local is about real people, real places and real life.

About the Role

ABC Radio Melbourne is seeking a Content Director to lead editorial content and planning across its platforms. This key leadership position will drive and shape station content, collaboration and culture.

Reporting to the Local Manager Melbourne, you will:

  • Provide editorial leadership in planning and production to create distinctive and compelling content across all platforms.
  • Lead and develop the ABC Radio Melbourne team to achieve a shared understanding and commitment to team objectives
  • Identify local content that can be shared across Regional & Local, and across the ABC on multiple platforms.
  • Manage the implementation of the Local Emergency Coverage plan.

About You

You are passionate about storytelling, as well as the energy and creativity of live flow radio.  You are able to demonstrate an understanding of the Victorian media environment with a commitment to furthering the interests and needs of the Victorian community.

You take pride in identifying and developing new approaches to content creation. You also understand how digital and social platforms can reach and engage new audiences. You will bring exceptional editorial skills and judgement, a deep understanding of the local audience and experience in leading and developing teams.

You have experience in building an inclusive and supportive workplace culture where diversity is valued. You highly value a happy and productive working environment and have a strong commitment to the welfare of the people around you. You understand and have a strong commitment to public broadcasting and the broader role of the ABC in the Australian community.

For further details on the role and requirements, please refer to the full position description here


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