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ABC seeks entry level rural reporters

ABC’s Local Radio is in search of three multi-skilled entry level reporters to join their team.

If you have proficient reporting, production and presentation skills, the ABC could have just the job for you. Local Radio’s Rural Department is looking for three highly-motivated and multi-skilled reporters of entry level to join their team.

Successful applicants will be working for the Executive Producer Rural, and must be prepared to travel anywhere in Australia. They will contribute to and report for regional, state and national radio programs, as well as online.

On-the-job training will be provided, however applicants must display a strong potential in broadcasting as well as a knowledge of the issues affecting primary industries and rural communities.

Initial training will take place for several months in a capital city location, but applicants are likely to be moved to different locations across the country in order to meet operational needs.

Entry level reporters are encouraged to secure ongoing positions as regional Rural Reporters as they are made available.

Selection Criteria:

Applicants must have:

  1. Good interpersonal and communication skills, and an aptitude in reporting and presenting in radio and online with adept editorial judgement.
  2. The capacity to develop and produce accessible and relevant program content, to target rural audiences with the ability to develop and research highly relevant stories and reports for the rural and regional audiences, and to bring a creative approach to program construction and delivery.
  3. A good knowledge of the issues affecting people in rural and regional communities and a strong understanding of agricultural and primary industries.
  4. The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines under limited supervision — must be a proven team player.
  5. Knowledge of modern broadcast technology, such as digital editing and online content.
  6. The capacity to initiate, research and conduct interviews, and provide input into shaping the program and station sound.
  7. The ability to proficiently produce and present live and pre-recorded reports for radio.
  8. A good understanding of and commitment to ABC Editorial Policies as well as workplace values, Corporate Equity and Diversity, and OH&S policies and practices regarding program making.


Audition material must be submitted online along with your application (audio/mp3 files up to 5MB are accepted)

Copies of the ABC Editorial Policies can be found online.

Applicants must address the selection criteria. For more detail, you can visit the ABC career page or view the job ad here.

For more information, contact Matthew O’Sullivan on (03) 9626 1894

Applications close on 29 April 2011.

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