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Station Manager

Job details

Wellington Access Radio 106.1FM
29 Jul 2022
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Management & Admin, Screen & Sound


Station Manager – Wellington Access Radio 106.1FM

Wellington Access Radio is looking for a new Station Manager to lead our non-profit organisation.

We are looking for an all-rounder with radio, arts, or community organisation leadership experience who knows how to channel strategy and creative ideas into operational results.

About the station

A community and diversity broadcaster Wellington Access Radio is also a podcast production facilitator. The station is a public service, not-for-profit and non-commercial broadcaster funded by NZ on Air. Each week it delivers over 90 programmes made by, for, and about the community.

Programming features local arts, culture, NZ music, and content that provides for the interests of women, students, youth, LGBTQIA+ communities, people with disabilities, and culturally and linguistically diverse communities. At the heart of Wellington Access Radio, volunteer programme-makers broadcast in 22 languages. 

Based on Ghuznee Street in Pōneke Wellington, the station broadcasts to Wellington, Porirua, and the Hutt Valley on 106.1FM and provides a digital live stream and podcasts at 

Wellington Access Radio, is a member of the Community Access Media Alliance –

About the position

You will lead a small talented team of technical, programming, community engagement, marketing, and accounts staff along with some 300 volunteer programme-makers.

As Station Manager, you will be:

  • networking in the community and building relationships with stakeholders, 
  • ensuring broadcast and podcast content reflects the super-diversity of the Wellington region,
  • effectively representing and marketing the station,
  • assisting with the creation of a strategic plan and translating it into operational delivery,
  • maintaining sound technical operations,
  • overseeing the financial management of the station, including securing funding and financial reporting.

The Station Manager reports to the Wellington Access Broadcasting Society governance board and provides narrative operational, financial, and programming reports to NZ on Air.

The ideal candidate will bring to Wellington Access Radio:

  • The ability to turn big dreams into reality through creative planning and effective management,
  • non-profit, community organisation, or non-commercial media leadership experience,
  • a proven record working with people from diverse identities and cultures,
  • a passion for community outreach, networking, and engagement,
  • experience managing staff positively and collaboratively,
  • volunteer management and volunteer support experience,
  • experience working constructively and collaboratively with a non-profit governance board and volunteer membership,
  • narrative report preparation for governance and funders,
  • experience writing operational or project grant funding applications and resolutions,
  • knowledge of non-profit or charity financial management – including budget setting, financial reporting, financial reviews/audits,
  • strategic planning and working to further the goals and aims of a creative or community organisation,
  • familiarity with audio studio and radio broadcasting technology, and 
  • a firm understanding of non-commercial public service media and its benefit to society.

While the above experience is preferable, we also highly value genuine interest and transferable skills, so if you think you could be a good fit, please apply and let us know why.

The role is a full-time 40-hour-a-week position with some evening meetings and occasional out-of-hours work.




How to apply

To apply

Salary range: $70,000 - $75,000 depending on skills and experience.

Wellington Access Radio is committed to the principles and practices of Equal Employment Opportunity and encourages applicants to reflect Aotearoa New Zealand's cultural, ethnic, and gender diversity.

Please send a cover letter and CV to

Applications close at 5 pm Friday 29 July 2022


Written by

Wellington Access Radio

14 Jul 2022