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Announcer/Operations Assistant

Newcastle - Full time

Southern Cross Austereo is all about delivering absolutely engaging entertainment solutions across an unrivalled portfolio of multimedia brands with the biggest shows, best talent and most exciting events across Australia. We engage staff who are the best in the business and want to work for a supportive, exciting and dynamic company with a culture of high performance. 

As our newest Announcer/Operations Assistant based at Hit 106.9 Newcastle you will be working closely with the content director in creating engaging and dynamic radio. You will be responsible for ensuring the station's strategic objectives are achieved through excellent local communication, effective tactical planning and execution that makes you stand out. In addition, you will play a key supporting role off-air through the provision of operational administration.

As the newest member of the Hit 106.9 Newcastle team, you will possess:

  • The ability to deliver outstanding on-air shifts at a commercial level.
  • A genuine passion for Hit music that will resonate with the network audience.
  • Have the ability to translate pop culture, localism or topically into a fast-paced hit music shift.
  • Operational skills and awareness backed with relevant experience.
  • Competent with GSelector & Zetta playout systems.
  • Some digital and social media experience.
  • Outstanding communication and organisation skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a drive to go above and beyond in your role.
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of CRA's Codes of Practice and Broadcasting Standards. 

Most of all, SCA is a values driven organisation- If you genuinely live and breathe our values, you’ll be a perfect fit for SCA. We collaborate, take initiative, maximise creativity, have courage and act with integrity.

Still not convinced?
Living in Newcastle will see you minutes away from the best beaches in the country, on the doorstep on the best wine making region in the world and with flexible working arrangements allowing that work-life balance you’ll be able to spend time sampling the best our region has to offer.

At SCA you’ll also have the opportunity for internal progression, health insurance discounts, workplace banking programs, special client discounts throughout the year, rooftop gigs, social gatherings…

Keen? Apply now by submitting your resume a recent air check and a 60 second video addressing the below question:

Why do you think you are the right candidate to join the Hit Newcastle team?

Please note: Applications will not be considered without air check or accompanying video. In addition, SCA reserves the right to commence recruitment activities immediately and may close the advertisement once a suitable talent pool has been received. Don't wait - Apply Today!


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.