Manager, ABC Radio Sydney

Manager, ABC Radio Sydney

Work type: Ongoing Full Time
Location: Sydney
Categories: Leadership, Journalism/Content Making, Production/Content

  • Leadership role – Salary Commensurate with Experience
  • Full-time, permanent position
  • Engage and build audiences with compelling content

The ABC strives for diversity and inclusion 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, people with disability and LGBTIQ+ individuals. The ABC also aims to achieve a gender-balanced workforce.

About the ABC

The ABC is the nation’s most trusted and independent source of Australian conversations, culture, and stories. With over 4,000 employees from diverse backgrounds across over 50 locations around Australia and overseas, we are proud to create, curate and deliver high-quality content that informs, educates and entertains Australian communities.

The ABC Head Office based in Ultimo in Sydney is a great place to work and feel a part of a team. Centrally located in the city, close to public transport, there is a café onsite for employees to enjoy and the nearby aquatic centre and gym offer great rates for employees.

About ABC Radio

ABC Radio provides local, national and international content on linear, digital and online platforms across Australia. It offers the most compelling content for the broadest radio audience in the country, and delivers it with confidence, creativity and efficiency. The ABC Capital City Radio Network connects to local audiences with relevant content on air and online across eight major metro markets.

About the Role

ABC Local Radio in Sydney has a leadership role available which is responsible for leading and managing local metro activities and community engagement.

Reporting to the Head, Capital City Network, key responsibilities include:

  • Managing program direction for ABC Radio Sydney through the selection, evaluation and scheduling of content to attract, engage and build linear and digital audiences
  • Provide leadership in developing new audio programs
  • Lead ABC community engagement and stakeholder management in the market
  • Oversee the management of operational resources and budgets
  • Provide team leadership and direction to ensure strategic objectives are met
  • Build and maintain strong effective relationships, both internally and externally

About You

We are looking for a creative leader with an analytical eye who has experience in successfully influencing and directing strategic development in a complex stakeholder environment.

You will also have extensive senior management experience, with a strong understanding of the dynamic media industry and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams and change projects at scale in a large complex matrix environment.

You’ll have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with proven experience establishing rapport, credibility and collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

You’re passionate about storytelling and technological developments in media, and their potential to enrich the experience of audiences and connect communities.

For further details on the role and requirements, please refer to the full position description: Download File 30006565 MANAGER, ABC LOCAL SYDNEY.pdf

For further information on this position please contact Warwick Tiernan, Head Capital City Network on 0438 356 373 

We respectfully request that Recruitment Agencies do not submit applications for this position.

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Applications Close: 11:55 pm, Sunday, 25 September 2022

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