25 Mar, 2021

Full Time Radio News Writer/Reader

  • Vision Christian Media
  • Springwood QLD, Australia
Full time Marketing & Communications Media & Journalism Other

Job Description

Applications Closes: 25 April 2021

The Opportunity

  • Australia’s only nationwide Christian worldview news service.
  • Join a team of industry leaders.
  • This position is Brisbane based, although working from another location may be an option for the right candidate.
  • Permanent, full-time position.

We are looking for a radio news writer/reader to join our excellent news service. If you’re passionate about news then we want to hear from you!


Do you have?

  • High attention to detail.
  • A Degree in Journalism or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in news preparation and/or presentation.
  • Strong writing, editing, research, planning and audio production skills.
  • The able to prepare and present radio news bulletins, interviews, on-air programmes, digital news stories or other related items as required.
  • The able to work unsupervised, under pressure and within tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills with attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • A high level of competency with Microsoft Office Suite, NewsBoss, Adobe Audition and Wordpress.
  • Availability to do shift-work.
  • Your own transport.


About Vision Christian Media

Vision Christian Media is dedicated to giving balanced news the audience can trust. Vision's news service is unique in Australia; it is the only national family-friendly news service with a Christian worldview. It is broadcast nationally on Vision Christian Radio and to client stations as diverse as Light FM in Melbourne, 96five in Brisbane, 1Way FM in Canberra and 97Seven in Darwin.

Vision Christian Media is a not-profit organisation that has been dedicated to bring the Good News of the Gospel to Australia since 1986. We were a key driver in establishing over 30 independent Christian community radio stations during the 1990s before we became a broadcaster and publisher ourselves.

Now, we reach 1/3 of Australia, and hundreds of thousands of people across the country turn to us daily for encouragement, good company and support. We are helping them connect faith to their life’s every day. https://vision.org.au/about-us/

The successful applicant will align to our Mission, Vision, Values and core beliefs (https://vision.org.au/core-beliefs). This is more than just a job, it is a calling and ministry opportunity.


The Role

An exciting opportunity exists for a passionate and experienced news writer/reader to join Vision Christian Media.

Under the supervision of the News Editor and Radio Content Manager, this role is responsible for writing news stories in accordance with Vision’s style guide and with a Christian worldview. You will source stories from our own interviews and research, from content broadcast on our own radio network, and from our news partners, including Macquarie and Voice of America.

We’re looking for someone who is willing to learn and is a strong team player with a sense of humour. You’ll need to be creative, enthusiastic and able to keep a cool head under pressure to deal with hourly deadlines; a good grasp of Australian and international current affairs, as you'll be broadcasting to areas from the remote outback to our biggest cities; a good sense of what news stories will make up an effective news bulletin; and a passion for news and for telling people what they need to know.

You'll need to be able to take direction, and to be flexible about shift work. Our earliest shift starts at 3 am and someone is on deck until 7pm at night. Once you've been trained, you'll need to be confident to make decisions as you may be working alone in the newsroom at times.

Your own transport will be necessary because public transport is not available at the start and end times of some of our shifts.

Successful applicants will align to our Mission, Vision and Values. https://vision.org.au/core-beliefs/


How to apply

If this sounds like you, we invite you to submit your application via the "Apply Now" link. Please upload your resume and your statement (no more than 2 pages) that tells us:

  • Why you are interested in the role you are applying for,
  • Provide examples that can demonstrate to us that you possess the skills, knowledge, experience and heart to be successful in the role.

Applications close Sunday 25 April 2021

Closing Date

25 April 2021

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