About the Role
Program Coordinator – Digital Radio Project – Sydney (NSW)
Ready to dive into a role in radio that you can sink your teeth into?
Are you good at juggling tasks and interested in independent community media and
Perhaps you’ve been involved with a community radio station or want to support the
development of community broadcasting services?
Use your skills and initiative in communications, planning, organising and administration to
develop community DAB+ digital radio services in a key role with the CBAA Digital Radio
The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) is an innovative, forward-thinking not-for-profit organisation that champions community radio by building stations’ capability and by creating a healthy environment for the sector to thrive.
The Digital Radio Project is among our largest government funded initiatives to date. Digital radio sits alongside AM and FM (analogue) as an alternative radio transmission platform, and the project
provides infrastructure and support at a national level to community radio stations operating digital
As the peak national body for a dynamic and diverse community broadcasting sector, the CBAA is in
a great location in Alexandria near Redfern station, with a dedicated and hard-working team. The
position is full-time with scope for some flexibility in hours for the right candidate.
Who we need
We need someone who is an effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills. Attention to
detail, high-level organisational skills and developed writing skills are essential attributes. Ideally, the job requires someone who thrives in an ever-changing environment and can be adaptable and
flexible. We are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering high quality support to
community radio stations across Australia. This is an intermediate role and previous experience in
broadcasting or broadcast infrastructure operations would be a bonus.
Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated team player who can act confidently liaising with a high
number of stakeholders as the digital radio project prepares for a busy year in 2019. They need to be
comfortable managing multiple tasks, so outstanding organisational and communication skills will be required. The role works closely with the DRP Manager, Technical Consultant, the DRP team and
other CBAA staff to support and engage with community radio stations operating digital radio
services. The role requires a broad understanding of all areas of project activities and will provide
project administration, liaise with stations operating digital radio services, and contribute to the
profiling and expansion of community digital radio and service development.
About the Organisation
About the CBAA
Born from the desire to establish support for radio services run by independent, non-commercial community groups, the CBAA (initially the PBAA, with the P standing for Public) was formed by a small group of enthusiastic radio makers at a conference in Sydney in 1974, and has expanded every year since. Created to give a voice to those not otherwise heard on air, such as ethnic, Indigenous and other minority groups, as well as independent local music, the CBAA has always prided itself on maintaining a diverse sector, driven by volunteers and community-minded individuals.
The CBAA is a cultural organisation established for the promotion of community broadcasting including both radio and television. The CBAA is a company limited by guarantee and is registered as a charitable institution. The CBAA operates the CBAA Public Fund which has DGR Status.
A copy of the CBAA Constitution is available on the CBAA website.
Governance and Management
As governing body of the CBAA, the Board provides oversight within the framework of relevant legislation (including the Corporations Act) and the CBAA Constitution.
The responsibilities of the Board include setting and reviewing the CBAA strategic direction, monitoring organisational performance, appointing the General Manager, and deciding on key policy positions to take on behalf of the community broadcasting sector.
The Board consists of up to eight directors. Profiles of our current board members and the procedure for appointing directors can be found in the CBAA Constitution. The CBAA offices are in Sydney.
The CBAA’s team is led by the Chief Executive Officer, Jon Bisset. Jon has over 20 years’ experience with some of Australia’s finest non-profit organisations covering professional services, health and ageing, business events, sport, media, technology, fundraising, and association management.
Membership At present the CBAA has over 290 member stations who are actively broadcasting nationwide. The CBAA's members include 88% of Australia's permanently licensed community radio stations.
Apply for this Job
For details concerning this role, please contact
Phone : 02 9310 2999
Email : email@example.com
How to apply
For full details of the role, download the candidate pack.
Candidates should provide a CV, and a cover letter with responses to the top 4 selection criteria
provided in the candidate pack. Responses to the criteria assist us in shortlisting candidates.
All applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further enquiries about the role please call or email:
T: 02 9310 2999
If you require any further information, please visit our website www.cbaa.org.au or contact us on 02
Please quote in application: Program Coordinator – Digital Radio Project via Pro Bono Australia.