Radio Job: News Director (Feb 20)

News Director – Maroochydore

Grant Broadcasters is looking for a News Director to oversee and direct a hard-working team, responsible for delivering news to 12 Queensland radio stations.

The successful candidate will be responsible for setting and driving the news agenda across the Company’s regional stations including the Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Gladstone, Bundaberg, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville and Cairns.

To do this role you will need to have a great instinct for what makes a good news story, excellent radio writing skills, be able to generate original ideas, work calmly under pressure while meeting tight deadlines, coach other journalists, be an excellent communicator, manage staff performance, give and receive constructive feedback, manage rosters, and have a great sense of humour.

You will also be required to present radio bulletins on a daily basis, so having a relaxed but polished, news reading sound is a must. Experience with NewsBoss, or similar recording/editing software, is an advantage. You may also be required to do early starts, as rostered.

Formal qualifications –

To be considered for this position, you must have a journalism/media/communications degree and have worked in the media industry for at least 7 years. A good understanding of Queensland, particularly those regional towns mentioned previously, would be an advantage.

This position is based at Maroochydore on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.


Then please submit a radio news broadcast (MP3), cover letter and CV to:

Michelle Widdicombe

Qld News Director


Phone: 0428 184 438

Applications without a NEWS bulletin demo, will not be considered.

Applications CLOSE – Monday February 26th, 2018