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 Senior Journalist to join their team in Alice Springs, NT.
In this role, you will be responsible for presenting and producing daily content for radio and online media with a focus on issues in the Alice Springs area, greater Territory region, and issues that impact on Aboriginal people. You will alsoassist with editing and sub-editing duties as required by the Editor-at-Large.
To be successful in this role, you will have minimum of 5 years experience in radio or broadcast media and have exceptional editorial skills. You will also hold – or be working towards completion of – a tertiary qualification in journalism, mass communications or equivalent.
You will display a strong level of journalistic initiative and instinct and have the ability to conduct engaging and effective interviews. You must also have the ability to work effectively and accurately under pressure and to strict deadlines with minimal supervision.
Candidates will need to be effective at conducting their own research and also have the ability to provide sound input into shaping programming to build and maintain audience satisfaction.
You will have proven knowledge of issues affecting Indigenous people and an understanding of cultural protocols relating to Indigenous people. A willingness to undertake training in Central Australia specific protocols will be highly regarded.
People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.
About the Benefits
The successful applicants will be rewarded with an attractive salary circa $55,000 – $65,000, 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.