Radio News Journalist – Regional Queensland


Full time, based in Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast

The Applicant

ARN Regional is looking for an experienced journalist to join our on-air team. Based on the Sunshine Coast, you will deliver news bulletins for regional Queensland towns including Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone and Bundaberg. Working the coveted breakfast shift, you will be responsible for sourcing, researching, creating and presenting relevant news stories for our markets, on-air and online. The person we are looking for will have an active interest in local affairs and be able to develop a network of contacts. The ideal candidate is a graded journalist with a positive attitude. The role will involve shift work, including some weekends.

The Wage

$53,000 – $70,000 based on experience

Job Description

Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Source, research and prepare news stories
  • Interview, record, edit grabs for broadcast
  • Write and present half hourly local bulletins, headlines, and reports to air
  • Be confident in delivering pre-recorded bulletins
  • Convert radio scripts into online stories to share on our websites and social media
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships within the radio network and community
  • Be able to make sound editorial decisions on the best angle from which to approach a story


Required Experience

To be considered for this position, you will need the following skills and experience:

  • You must have tertiary qualifications in journalism or communications
  • A minimum of one year experience in broadcast media
  • Excellent presentation, communication and written skills
  • The ability to adapt writing and presentation style in line with market needs
  • The ability to work to precise deadlines
  • A deep understanding of media law guidelines and industry codes of conduct

To Apply

Please send your résumé, a cover letter and MP3 demo to the Qld/ NT News Director

Hayley Turner
[email protected]

*Please note applications without an air check will not be considered.*

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