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Melbourne News Operations

Melbourne - Full time

Southern Cross Austereo have an opportunity open for an experienced and passionate Audio Journalist keen for their next step up the career ladder. We are one of Australia’s most dynamic entertainment-based media companies, with a culture of high performance.

This role is to ensure that the Melbourne newsroom runs smoothly in an operational capacity, as well as delivering on brand news updates for platforms including FM, DAB+ and Smart Speakers. Some weekend work is required as part of this role, which will suit candidates with a strong sport background.

The Melbourne News Operations person will liaise with the Melbourne News Editor and Head of News Operations on emerging technologies and be proactively looking for new approaches to systems and procedures within the news environment.

This is a sensational opportunity for a confident and motivated journalist who wants to further develop their career and is excited about providing our listeners with the most relevant, up to date news.

What we are looking for in you:

  • An ability to produce accurate, punchy and creative news bulletins targeted to a specific demo
  • A love of working in a both a solo and team environment
  • Excellent knowledge of news and sport
  • Minimum 6 years commercial radio experience, ideally full 
  • Confident, conversational reading style which suits our brands
  • Commitment to work different shifts
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and prioritise projects of differing timelines
  • Thorough knowledge of news operations and systems
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • An active interest and demonstrated competency in digital news

Still not convinced?
The benefits of working for us are countless – to name a few we provide flexible working arrangements, a focus on work-life balance, health insurance discounts, workplace banking programs, concert tickets, footy tickets, special client discounts throughout the year, rooftop gigs, social gatherings – the list goes on!

Keen? Apply now by submitting your resume and cover letter.


As one of Australia's most innovative and exciting entertainment-based media companies, working for Southern Cross Austereo is far more than a job – it’s an opportunity to be associated with one of the world’s leaders in media entertainment.  Our radio networks are committed to delivering the country’s best entertainment, music, sport, comedy and big events to Australians whilst our digital division is leading the way in thought leadership and innovation. We also have affiliation arrangements with all of the metropolitan commercial television networks which means SCA’s television services cover most of regional Australia. The combination of our TV, Radio and digital assets can reach 95% of Australians, engaging over 10 million people per week, making us a truly integrated media company.

Employing approximately 2,500 staff nationally, SCA is an exciting, vibrant, energetic and progressive company. Our values are the standards which our people share that guide our day-to-day decisions, shape or individual and collective behaviour and make us who we are today.

The opportunities to grow your career is endless when you’re working for one of Australia’s leading media companies. We provide all staff with ongoing support and guidance to develop your skills, grow your media career and reach your full potential.


We are committed to advancing equal employment opportunities for our staff and to diversify and develop our workforce. Furthermore, we aim to recognise the value of attracting and retaining employees with different backgrounds, experience, knowledge and abilities. We also aim to ensure diversity contributes to our business success and benefits individuals, teams, clients and the community.