National Radio News Journalist

  • Reach a national audience of over 1.5 million listeners per week
  • Work from the beautiful Central West city of Bathurst and enjoy a short commute and affordable housing
  • Contribute to an independent and valued national news service

The role

  • 2 positions available, Fixed term (until December 2024)
  • Bathurst
  • 1x Journalist – Full time, 35 h/w
    • Level 4 – $68,892 to $74,785 (plus 17% superannuation)
    • Shift work: 5am to 12pm, 9am to 4pm, or 12pm to 7pm.
  • 1x Journalist – Part time, 14 h/w
    • Level 4 – $27,556 to $29,914 pro rata pa (plus 17% superannuation)
    • Set roster: 5am to 12pm Saturdays and Sundays. Weekend penalties apply.

You will be responsible for producing stories and bulletins for National Radio News. You will produce stories that reflect the principles of community broadcasting, showcasing diverse voices and perspectives and providing insights that aren’t generally reflected in other news outlets.

About you

  • An associate diploma level qualification in journalism or a related discipline with relevant work-related experience or equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Knowledge of the community broadcasting sector audience
  • High level writing and communication skills for a target audience
  • Experience in presenting and producing radio news and/or current affairs


Visit our website to learn more about our great range of employee benefits.

About us

National Radio News (NRN) is the national news service for the community broadcasting sector, produced by Charles Sturt University in partnership with the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) for over 25 years. It reaches over 1.5 million listeners a week. NRN is a learning and teaching resource for the Bachelor of Communication in the School of Information and Communication studies. Cadet journalists are drawn from the course and students contribute to the service through their class work.

National Radio News provides timely, relevant news from across the country and across the world, with a dedication to being a counterpoint to the commercial news services. Built on the community broadcasting sector’s principles of democracy, independence and access, NRN has no commercial ties or political agenda, and covers stories often overlooked by commercial services.

We are a university of the land and people of our regions. True to the character of regional Australia we have gumption, we have soul and we collaborate with others. We develop holistic, far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish.

The Wiradjuri phrase yindyamarra winhanganha means the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in. This phrase represents who we are at Charles Sturt University – our ethos. It comes from traditional Indigenous Australian knowledge, but it also speaks to the mission of universities – to develop and spread wisdom to make the world a better place.

Harnessing technology, we thrive as a distributed yet connected community, welcoming and engaging with people across Australia and the world.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. This is demonstrated through our Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award and our participation as a member in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQA+; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

To apply

Click the Apply button and complete your application online, address the selection criteria in the position description and upload your CV. Applicants are required to submit a recent air check with their application. This should be in .mp3 format and no longer than 2 minutes in length.

If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Further information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Rebecca Wotzko | Community Radio and NRN Manager | [email protected] | Ph:  02 6338 4774

Closing Date: 11pm, 30 June 2024 

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