Our goal is for everyone who belongs to the TRN team to love what they do, to find satisfaction in their work, opportunities to grow, and to feel valued and rewarded.
We want our people to stick around for the long term.
If you’re looking . . .
• to be part of the media industry
• to engage with great people and high profile personalities
• to be involved with contemporary brands
• to work in a vibrant, creative environment
• to be recognised and appreciated for what you do
We think we have something to offer.
We have . . .
• An open door communication policy
• Regular performance reviews so you know you’re doing well
• Opportunities for on the job training and development
• Company-wide recognition of excellence including bonuses, trips, certificates and great parties
Staff Surveys – We give you regular opportunities to give feedback on your work and environment, and commit to helping make change wherever change is needed.
TRN may be “corporate,” but our focus is on doing the right thing for all our people – whether it’s staff, clients, listeners, or the community.
What kinds of roles are there at TRN?
Here’s a really brief glimpse.
On Air – The Radio Host is our most high-profile role. On air you can be famous around NZ, or at least in your region.
We have on-air personalities in most centres, full-time and part-time, including Timesaver Traffic announcers in many centres, but we also have support people for those roles – producers whose job covers everything from editing audio to getting the Prime Minister on the phone.
Sales – We have a sales force of more than 160 people. From account managers building relationships with our advertisers, to telesales and sales support. We have traffic managers (schedules, not cars) and material distributors, sales managers, as well as people whose job is to provide training or process support for those roles.
Creative – They’re the guys who write the ads. They also voice, sing, compose. Creative is supported by sound engineers, admin personnel, team leaders, creative directors and a General Manager.
Design – Between Creative and Digital is Carbon, our design agency who makes websites, web ads, brochures, flyers, and much more. Graphic designers, web developers, and marketing advisors work here.
Digital – Responsible for TRN’s online presence, the Digital team includes web developers, web designers, ad operations and analysts as well as a General Manager.
Finance – It’s a big team, with accountants, accounts clerks, payroll officers, financial controllers, financial analysts, credit controllers, and of course a Chief Financial Officer.
Engineering - Not only does TRN have dozens of studios, and high-powered transmitters on top of hills and skytowers all around New Zealand, it has multiple computer networks with hundreds of users and an intranet. Engineering roles include technicians, broadcast engineers, IT engineers, led by a Director of Engineering.
Content – The people behind the people on air, and all of the content TRN generates, from music playlists to podcasts to photo competitions online. Roles include content directors, digital content directors, and a Group General Manager Content.
Promotions – Promotions on-air, online and on the street are a big part of TRN’s business. We have local and national promotions managers, promotions assistants, and more.
Newsroom – News is a serious business and we have some serious people doing it. Seriously. We have journalists who gather the news, write the news, and often read the news on air, we have news directors, sports journalists, political editors, online editors, aub-editors and a Chief Editor.
Meet some of our faces . . .
Paul Flynn (Flynny) - ZM Drive Show Anchor
"My job is to keep the Jay, Flynny and Jacqui show running smoothly, prep the show and push the buttons on the show! I love my job, most days I go home with a sore stomach from laughing.We tell stories about our lives, talk with listeners about their lives and take the piss out of current events. I like to think our show has a heart too; we care about people and like to help out where we can. We travel around the country a lot and do our show on the road whether it be in Wellington, Christchurch or a little pub in Kaikoura! When artists come in for interviews we like to have fun with them. For instance - when Flo Rida came in, Jay and I had to wear electric dog collars and Flo Rida asked us questions. When we got them wrong he zapped us!
I feel lucky to do something that I genuinely love and get paid for it!"
Carolina Simpson - Auckland Creative Manager
"Radio gets in your blood. Creative gets under your skin. It’s immediate, intimate and has a fearless urgency. There is nothing better than connecting knowledge with emotion, to create those memory marks for a client, yet the shapes of radio advertising evolve as consumers do. It’s this challenge that intrigues and inspires me. Nothing is constant. But perhaps the greatest thing is that radio creative is all inside your head … I simply offer a framework for your imagination to go wild. How cool is that!"
The Radio Network Scholarships for Excellence in Radio or Broadcast Journalism are awarded to top graduates from AUT University in Auckland and the New Zealand Broadcasting School at CPIT in Christchurch. The scholarship is a six-month internship with The Radio Network and $3,000 cash. One scholarship is awarded each year.
The scholarship was introduced to help TRN secure the best emerging talent from the industry's leading trainers.
Candidates apply for the scholarship and are then put through an interview process to decide on the winners.
Interested? Send your application to HR@radionetwork.co.nz