CAMA National Coordinator – 1 year fixed contract
The Community Access Media Alliance [CAMA] is the national body of New Zealand’s twelve Community Access media organisations. CAMA stations provide a platform for people to get their voices heard, with radio shows and podcasts made by diverse people and groups who are not traditionally given coverage by, or able to engage with mainstream media.
Stations primarily broadcast content that under Section 36c of the Broadcasting Act, “to ensure that a range of broadcasts is available to provide for the interests of women, youth, children, persons with disabilities, minorities in the community including ethnic minorities, and to encourage a range of broadcasts that reflects the diverse religious and ethical beliefs of New Zealanders”, and receive support from NZ on Air to achieve that purpose.
CAMA is entering an exciting new phase with a clear strategic direction, innovative content delivery, and growing recognition for the essential media services we provide.
CAMA now seeks an independent contractor to play a critical part in the further development of CAMA and its objectives. Further detail is provided in the following Position Description.
CAMA National Coordinator position description
The Community Access Media Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand [CAMA] is the national body representing Aotearoa’s twelve Community Access media organisations. CAMA seeks a passionate advocate for our sector to fill this new role for a fixed period of twelve months.
The National Coordinator will advance the aims of CAMA. The National Coordinator will network and raise awareness of the resources and opportunities available through CAMA, build and maintain relationships with national organisations and agencies, and develop partnerships and national advertising campaigns with those agencies.
Fundamental activities include:
- High level lobbying to advance CAMA’s goals. Established lobbying appointments may be done with a CAMA representative when appropriate.
- Promotion and marketing of sector successes via traditional, new and social media
- Increase CAMA profile by cultivating mutually beneficial relationships with national organisations, agencies and government departments. These may include initiatives such as national language weeks, Te Wiki o te Reo Maori, youth week, etc. and benefit CAMA through alignment and revenue.
- Seeking and activating opportunities for nationwide advertising and sponsorship of the CAMA stations
This is a new and unique role that sets a precedent. It is part of a strong new sector focus, aligned with improved funding and exciting new opportunities. The role offers significant flexibility and will use communication technologies to help achieve work/life balance.
A detailed work plan will be developed with the contractor to guide the work priorities.
This is a 12 month contract. Monthly reporting will be required, with a quarterly review of activity and performance conducted by a CAMA panel. Contract renewal may be offered at CAMA’s initiation.
The contractor will report directly to the CAMA Executive and nominated delegate/s and will be in regular contact with the managers of the CAMA stations.
The role need not be based in a main centre but it is expected that significant time will be spent in Wellington due to the proximity of key stakeholders. It is likely that intercity travel would be needed regularly.
Suitable candidates can demonstrate a sound knowledge of the media sector, particularly the role of non-commercial media, New Zealand’s non-profit/NGO sector, CAMA’s purpose and ethos, and transmedia technologies. Communication and marketing experience would be a definite advantage, confident lobbying skills and experience are a must, as is the ability to remain focussed and self-motivated.
While the successful candidate may not have direct CAMA sector experience, it may be an advantage.
To be successful in this role, the CAMA Coordinator would have the following attributes:
- Success in a similar role or relevant transferable experience
- Strong skills in networking, communication and negotiation
- Preferably located in a main centre
- Demonstrate broad cultural awareness
- Have own office and/or be able to work from home. Depending on where the Coordinator is recruited from, there may be office space available at their local Access entity.
- Hold working knowledge of and commitment to the key principles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi
Contract rate specifics will be discussed with preferred applicants . Negotiation will be around the $90-100,000 range.