Entry-Level Indigenous Rural Reporter (Location Negotiable)

Contract Vacancy Approximately 3 Months
$54,898 – $59,881 p.a. + Generous Super
Location to be negotiated with successful applicant

This vacancy is open only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants, reflecting our commitment to the ABC’s Reconciliation Action Plan, ABC Equity and Diversity Plan and the Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1987.

Are you interested in travelling broadly across country Australia and telling the stories of those who live on the land? Would you like the opportunity to build a challenging and rewarding career working for Australia’s leading rural news service?

ABC Rural has an exciting opportunity for an Indigenous entry-level Reporter to join our team. You’ll report on the issues that matter locally, from farming, to the environment, education, health, land and community. Working to the Executive Producer Rural, you’ll report for regional, state and national radio programs as well as online.

You’ll have reporting, production and presentation experience and will be provided with on the job training as well as opportunities to undertake specific training programs. You must be able to demonstrate strong potential in broadcasting as well as a sound knowledge of the issues affecting primary industries and rural communities. You’ll also be a part of the overall Local Radio team, contributing to operational and administrative activities of regional radio stations.

If you’re up for the challenge of travelling and working anywhere in Australia this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Selection Criteria:

1. Good interpersonal and communication skills, aptitude for reporting and presenting in radio and online with developing editorial judgement.

2. A developing capacity to produce accessible and relevant program content, targeting rural audiences, as well as a creative approach to program construction and delivery.

3. Good knowledge of issues affecting people in rural and regional communities with a sound understanding of agricultural and primary industries.
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, the ability to work under supervision and a proven team player.

4. Knowledge of modern broadcast technology including digital editing and online content.

5. An understanding of and commitment to the ABC’s aims, objectives and workplace values, together with relevant policies and guidelines including Editorial Policies, Equity & Diversity and Work Health & Safety and their relevance to program making.

6. Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people; and an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Audition material must be submitted with your application online (audio/mp3 files accepted up to 5MB).
Copies of the ABC Editorial Policies are available at http://www.abc.net.au

To apply visit: http://www.abc.net.au/careers

Working at the ABC:

The ABC’s a great place to work; we provide various opportunities for Indigenous staff, including attending the national Indigenous staff conference, activities during NAIDOC week, regular networking events and mentoring support.

You’ll have a friendly and supportive environment to learn and grow in, with a team and manager who will help you with any questions and give you regular opportunities to talk about your progress. You will also have access to a network of Indigenous staff and support from the ABC’s Indigenous Employment Manager.

For further information contact Richard Hudson on (08) 9220 2671

Recruitment Agency applications will not be accepted.

226 March 2014