News & Editorial Director


Job details

3 Apr 2020
Work type
Part time employment
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Education & Development, Management & Admin


95bFM is more than just a radio station. It’s an icon of Tāmaki Makaurau independent media that has been a leader in New Zealand music, news, and culture for more than fifty years.

Throughout our history, our News & Editorial Team has set a high standard for independent journalism. Maintaining the strength, clarity, and authenticity of our editorial voice has proved all the more important in an age where so much of broadcasting can be increasingly compromised by outlet KPIs and the push to infotainment.

We’re looking for someone to join our team with an understanding of 95bFM’s perspective and values. Someone with a passion for journalism, fostering new talent, and telling new stories. We’re looking for someone who can help maintain our position at the forefront of independent broadcasting.

As our new News & Editorial Director your duties will include:

  • Setting the News & Editorial agenda for 95bFM, covering the stories we want to give prominence to, in the style we want to cover them, irrespective of what mainstream news agencies are covering.
  • Ensuring 95bFM’s commitment to Te Reo Māori through regular and appropriate use, with emphasis on pronunciation and correct context, both on-air and in print, for all news volunteers.
  • Sourcing, training, and mentoring News & Editorial volunteers, including show producers, news writers and newsreaders.
  • Managing the roster of newsreaders and writers to make sure all spots are filled with a mix of experience levels.
  • Being responsible for the content of The Wire, our current affairs show, ensuring hosts and producers create the most engaging, unique, and accurate hour of news and editorial content possible.
  • Work to make sure all News & Editorial Volunteers feel a part of the wider volunteer and station family.

You’ll need to be highly motivated and self-directed, with a keen sense of time management and organisation. You’ll also need to have a basic knowledge of audio editing. You'll challenge 95bFM on all the above and consider what we do, how we do it, why we do it – corporate/commercial news paradigms don’t have to be the way we do things just because others might.

How to apply

If you would like to be part of a cutting edge broadcaster and a fantastic team of people, apply by emailing your cover letter and CV to by C.O.B. 3 April 2020.

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12 Mar 2020