About the Organisation

Beginning operations in 1980, the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) was the first Aboriginal group to be allocated a broadcasting licence. The Aboriginal people of Central Australia own CAAMA through an association and have clear objectives focused on the social, cultural and economic advancement of Aboriginal people.

CAAMA promotes Aboriginal culture, language, dance and music while generating economic benefits in the form of training, employment and income generation. CAAMA is proud of their reputation for producing media products that engenders pride in Aboriginal culture while informing and educating the wider community of the richness and diversity of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia.

About the Opportunity

The Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association has an exciting full-time opportunity for a Cadet Journalist to join their team in Alice Springs, NT.

Reporting to the Editor-at-Large, you will be responsible presenting and producing content for radio and online on a daily basis. With the guidance of the Editor-at-Large and the Senior Journalist, you will focus on issues that impact the lives of Aboriginal people.

To be successful, you’ll have demonstrated experience in radio and/or broadcast media including editorial skills or have the willingness to develop these skills with support from CAAMA.

You will also have a sound knowledge and genuine interest in the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This includes an understanding of cultural protocols relating to Indigenous people or a willingness to undertake training in Central Australia specific protocols.

Individuals of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is a special measures position in keeping with s.57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act (NT) which in practice means that all ATSI identified and accept candidates are considered and either selected or deemed not for further consideration prior to non-ATSI candidates.

About the BenefitsThis is an exciting opportunity to begin your career in broadcast and online journalism. You will be supported and mentored by a fantastic team of media professionals within an award-winning organisation!

The successful applicants will be rewarded with an attractive salary circa $42,000 – $45,000 (increase to $55,000 as you develop), plus super and PBI salary sacrificing benefits.

CAAMA Radio staff are involved in many live Outside Broadcasts and you can get the chance to meet some of the biggest musicians and sporting stars as well as other interesting and influential people.


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