ABC Radio recruiting for new content director

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ABC Radio in Sydney is looking for a new content director to drive and shape 702’s content, collaboration and culture.

The role involves providing editorial leadership in planning and production to create distinctive and compelling content across all platforms. In addition, the successful applicant will have to identify local content which can be distributed further across the ABC’s Regional and Local platforms, as well as managing the broadcaster’s Local Emergency Coverage plan.

The ABC said you must be passionate about storytelling as well as thriving off the energy and creativity of live radio.

“You will bring exceptional editorial skills and judgement, a deep understanding of the local audience and experience in leading and developing teams,” the national broadcaster said.

The role has been filled in by Jen Oldershaw since 2015.

Oldershaw, who previously worked as the foundation executive producer for Merrick & Rosso on Nova 96.9 and as an announcer on Vega 95.3, is now moving into a national content editor role within the Local Radio network, the ABC said.

Interested applicants can find out more and apply here.

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Anthony The Koala
10 Feb 2021 - 6:40 pm

Given the recent funding cuts and staff reductions, why is the ABC recruiting to increase staff by one?

Having a look at the advertisement, you’d think that there must be someone inside the ABC who could fulfil the criteria in the job description, especially if the person has years of experience and is familiar with management and production at the ABC.

Similarly, as a consumer of the ABC, including ABC News 24, I see new faces on the station after a number of journalists have been made redundant.

What is the point of reducing staff and then recruiting staff for a similar job?

Making staff redundant one day and then recruiting new staff is not unique to the ABC. As a student in my penultimate year at university, I saw an advertisement for a a big four accounting firm recruiting graduates. At the same time that particular firm made several staff redundant.

It seems to me that government departments, firms or other places does not recognize the in-house talent.

Thank you,
Anthony of exciting Belfield


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