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Radio Production Assistant

Advertiser: Manukau Urban Maori AuthorityMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
13 Aug 2019
Auckland, Manukau & East Auckland
Work Type
Full Time
Advertising, Arts & Media, Programming & Production

Ko wai mātou? | Who are we?

UMA Broadcasting Ltd was established in 1999 by the Manukau Urban Māori Authority and Te Whanau a Waipareira Charitable Trust, as an entity to seek, foster and develop opportunities for urban Mâori in broadcasting.

The company established the Māori radio station in Tamaki Makaurau, Te Reo Irirangi o Waatea (Waatea 603am).

The company holds the frequency and management rights to Auckland’s only Māori radio station Radio Waatea 603am. In addition, under the Waatea News brand the company delivers a national Māori language news and current affairs service to the iwi radio network, a collective of 21 independent stations across the country. It also provides bilingual news and current affairs products to the iwi network and four Community Access stations.

Ngā āhuatanga mahi | About the role

We are looking for a talented and efficient Production Assistant to support our Production team with above average creative and technical skills related to radio production. You will be a Production Assistant who has experience supporting producers in a fast-paced environment and be interested in gaining some really great experience, working for a Māori broadcaster.

You will work closely with Producers and DJ’s to provide the support they need on a day to day basis, including but not limited to:

Coordinating, contacting and briefing guests

Archiving previous recordings

Answering phone calls

Editing sound and video files

Uploading files to the internet using CMS and/or file sharing software.

Hiring and booking equipment, accommodation, and flights

Problem-solving challenges when unexpected events occur

Assisting with general housekeeping tasks such as tidying facilities

This is a diverse role with plenty of responsibility and opportunity to develop your production and administrative skills and knowledge.


Ōu Pukenga | About you

You will:

be solution focused, proactive and enjoy taking the initiative

have an eye for detail and have strong organisational and planning skills

possess great problem-solving and decision-making skills

have outstanding communication skills

be an advanced user of the Microsoft Office Suite and good with technology

sound knowledge of Te Reo Māori or be willing to grow your knowledge of Te Reo Māori

have a great sense of humour, there is always time for a bit of fun!

If you’d like to become part of a highly engaged and focused team, driven by success then this would be a great role for you. We work hard and celebrate success, but overall, we are all motivated by the common goal of supporting our whānau and wider communities.

Mauri ora!

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Do you own or have regular access to a car?
  • How many years of digital production experience do you have?

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