Digital Radio Project Manager – The Brag Jobs

About the CBAA

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) is a member-based not-for-profit organization. We provide programs and services that aim to build the capacity and sustainability of over 450 community radio and media organizations.

With over five million listeners each week, community radio plays a vital role in giving voice to multicultural, First Nations and other underrepresented groups, as well as supporting independent and emerging musicians, and communities that are not adequately served by other media services.

The role

Provides project oversight to support the operation of community digital radio services and the National Digital Radio Project (DRP), including station liaison and stakeholder management. The role is responsible for the successful delivery of the project by ensuring that the ACAA achieves the results promised under the Commonwealth’s financial support for digital community radio. The project manager oversees a team divided between operations and data services and training and works closely with an external technical consultant.

The DRP operates and supports the delivery of over 55 DAB radio services nationwide in 8 major cities and is currently expanding to regional areas. while liaising regularly with community radio licensees.


  • Ensure that the DRP acts as a single point of coordination for the planning, infrastructure, implementation and operation of free-to-air community DAB digital radio services
  • Develop operational plans and budgets to align with federal government funding agreement outcomes
  • Provide information to stations regarding digital radio operations, transmission, licensing requirements and legislative framework.
  • Manage industry and external requests on DRP, digital broadcasting and digital services
  • Regularly provide detailed reports to funders and other stakeholders
  • Provide sector policy and bidding support with respect to digital broadcasting
  • Maintain strong collaborative relationships with internal and external consultants and key stakeholders
  • Lead a small team to execute strategy through strong leadership and guidance

Your success profile will include:

• Knowledge of the community broadcasting sector and broadcasting operations

• Relevant higher degree or equivalent work experience

• 10 years of experience in project management

• Exceptional interpersonal and stakeholder engagement skills

• Excellent written communication skills to write reports and develop external communication materials

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and use of database systems and online tools

• Proactive approach to problem solving and superior organizational skills and attention to detail

• Demonstrated ability to work with teams to achieve successful results

• Eligibility to work in Australia on a permanent basis

If you are looking for an opportunity to make an impact in an organization that makes a real difference, this role is for you.

Application process

CBAA has a policy of inclusion and we welcome and encourage applications from First Nations people, people of a diversity of genders, cultures, language backgrounds, abilities and experiences.

The position is being considered as full-time and flexible work arrangements, including alternate locations and virtual/hybrid work arrangements, will be considered for the right candidate.

Please submit your CV (max 3 pages) and a cover letter (max 2 pages) indicating the essential criteria for the success profile and the reason for your application to the Program Delivery Manager, via Seek / Ethical Jobs. Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Please note that there is no official closing date for this role. Early applications are strongly encouraged and suitable candidates may be shortlisted for interview as applications are received.

If you have any questions or would like to have a confidential discussion about this role, please email [email protected].

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