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Wellington Access Radio Community Outreach Coordinator Part time – 10 hours per week

Wellington Access Radio is the station that is by, for and about the Wellington community. The organisation is a non-profit incorporated society with charitable status, co-funded by New Zealand On Air and programme maker airtime fees.

We’re on the lookout for someone to encourage new programme makers to join Wellington Access Radio by working with local community groups, organisations and individuals, while increasing awareness of Wellington Access Radio throughout the region. Ideally you’ll have a background working in community organisations, radio production, journalism, marketing or communications. You enjoy making new contacts, and know how to communicate ideas to a diverse range of people. A passion and understanding of community broadcasting is imperative, as is an appreciation for the need for diversity of representation in media. The role will entail networking with potential programme maker groups that fit under section 36 (c) of the broadcasting act. This includes (but is not limited to) the interests of women, youth, children, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, diverse religious and ethical groups, sexual diversity, political groups, NZ and non-mainstream music, and community groups.

The community outreach work will also include informing the potential listening public and potential sponsors about the work we do, and supporting our programme makers and interacting with our large society membership through events goes with the territory.

Working for a non-profit with a small team you’ll need to be comfortable multi-tasking and turning your hand to all areas of the station. Depending on the candidate, the role may include administration, marketing, grant writing, sponsorship generation, and website updating. Excellent communication skills, and the ability to work with a diverse range of people, are essential to this role.

Opportunity location: 
Wellington Central
Start date: Monday, 3 August 2015
Salary low $: 
Closing date: Friday, 24 July 2015
Contact details: Kristen Paterson 
Wellington Access Radio PO Box 9073, Wellington 6141

Wellington Access Radio is always on the lookout for new programme makers to create content by, for and about their communities. 

We broadcast live on 783AM, stream live at, as well as hosting on-demand podcasts of all of our programmes, videos of in studio interviews, and music live-to-airs.

Our non-commercial frequency, granted by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, together with invaluable support from New Zealand On Air allows us to provide programme makers and community groups with the tools to represent, connect and inform.

If you would like to know more about making a programme or sponsorship opportunities at Wellington Access Radio, please get in touch at or call the station on 04 385 7210.

We prioritise content under section 36(c) of the Broadcasting Act:

To ensure that a range of broadcasts is available to provide for the interests of

A.1 36©

  • women; and
  • youth; and
  • children; and
  • persons with disabilities; and
  • 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


Followed by;

A.2.1 Not-for-profit community groups.

  • Smaller groups lacking resources
  • Those wanting exposure, feedback or interaction
  • Support groups for people with special needs (health, education, welfare)
  • Minority political groups
  • Hobby, special interest, recreational
  • Sporting
  • Larger local, regional, national organisations
  • Educational and training institutes


A.2.2 Individuals with a cause, concern, message or interest

  • Priority to talk back on specific topics
  • With significant community interest
  • Not be able to be easily disseminated in other media
  • Community programming


A.3 Special Music Enthusiasts

  • Non-derivative ethnic music
  • Local and regional music
  • New Zealand Music
  • Other music categories, i.e. Jazz, Dance, World




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