Chief of Staff, Capricornia

  • Job Reference: 00009734-1
  • Date Posted: 15 March 2023
  • Recruiter: ABC
  • Website:
  • Location: Rockhampton
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Contract, Temporary

Job Description

  • Be part of an innovative and successful editorial leadership team
  • Rockhampton Location
  • Full-time, Fixed term contract for 12 months     
  • $108K - $119K Award Salary Plus 15.4% Nominated Super

About the Role

Are you an experienced and energetic editorial leader who loves to create content that engages local and national audiences? Do you want to be part of an innovative and successful leadership team with Australia’s most trusted news organisation?

ABC Capricornia, based in Rockhampton, is recruiting for a Chief of Staff to join the leadership group of ABC Regional Queensland and to lead and inspire the local team.

In this key role you will develop the team, build and maintain a collaborative and high-performance culture, and provide editorial leadership in planning and production to create distinctive and compelling content across all platforms.

You will drive daily news coverage across digital, television, radio and social media as well as managing local radio programs.

About You

We are looking for an experienced journalist who understands how to engage and grow the audience, how to inspire a high-performing and complex team and how to deliver real impact for the community.

With strong editorial skills including the ability to source and analyse information and exercise reliable judgement, in this key role you will bring:?

  • Excellent news judgement.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and developing teams and mentoring colleagues.
  • Strong understanding of the issues that affect and interest the audience.
  • High-level problem solving, organisation and time management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with people from a range of diverse backgrounds.

For further details on the role and requirements, please refer to the full position description:  503099 CHIEF OF STAFF ROCKHAMPTON.pdf

For further information on this position please contact Chrissy Arthur, QLD Regional Editor (A) on 0428 745119

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