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Broadcast and Media Partnerships Lead

Netball Australia

  • Fitzroy Victoria Australia
  • Full Time
23 Apr 2024
Applications 0


Why Join the Netball Crew?

For nearly 100 years, Netball Australia has led, inspired, and supported a myriad of opportunities for thousands of communities and millions of Australians to play, deliver, watch, and ultimately love our sport. With over 8.2 million Australians interested in netball, and over 4 million are core fans of Suncorp Super Netball, our game is in great shape with the incredible success of our elite competitions propelling strong participation and fanbase growth domestically and globally. Australia is the No. 1 ranked team in the world, with 12 World Cup wins and 5 Commonwealth Games wins. 8/10 families in Australia are involved in netball, with over 1 million participants and 50,000+ Woolworths NetSetGo registrations! We are rightly proud of our heritage, our standing, and our successes. Few teams in any sport, and even fewer organisations in any industry, enjoy the position and the positive pressure of being No. 1 in the World! We love what we do and thoroughly enjoy inspiring everyone to experience the magic of Australia’s leading female sport!

If this sounds like something you would enjoy being a part of (and we may be bias but think you might!) then keep reading to find out a little more about this great opportunity!

The Opportunity:

As our Broadcast and Media Partnerships Lead, you will be primarily responsible for the following core responsibilities across 3 key areas: 


  • Be the primary point of contact for netball’s broadcast partner for all Suncorp Super Netball and Origin Diamonds matches for Netball Australia, liaising with relevant stakeholders.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders, including SSN and event operations, partnerships, marketing, and media teams, to ensure seamless execution of broadcast plans and alignment with organizational objectives.
  • Manage the contract deliverables to ensure all entitlements are delivered across both domestic and international broadcast partners.
  • Contribute to production planning, ensuring the viewer experience aligns to brand positioning.
  • Collaborate with broadcast partners to deliver timely and effective reporting on a weekly and seasonal basis to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Evaluate broadcast performance metrics and audience feedback to identify opportunities for improvement and optimization, informing future broadcast strategies and initiatives.
  • Coordinate the end-to-end broadcast production process for pathway netball events, including procurement of productions partners, and distribution.

Media Partnerships

  • Manage media partnership agreements, including but not limited to News Corp Australia and Sports Entertainment Group, regarding content licensing, distribution, and promotional opportunities, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Provide regular reporting and analysis on the performance of broadcast and media partnerships, identifying opportunities for optimization and improvement.
  • Manage budgets, timelines, and resources effectively to deliver successful and media partnership initiatives including content production within scope and on schedule.
  • Monitor and analyse media partnership performance, including audience reach, engagement, and ROI, to evaluate effectiveness and identify areas for optimization and improvement.


  • Monitor industry trends, audience insights, and competitor activities to inform strategic decision-making and ensure Netball Australia remains at the forefront of media innovation.

Our Ideal Candidate:

At Netball Australia, we value our people, and our people are the fabric of our organisation. Our DNA: Belong - We create and foster a safe and respectful environment. We are united by a shared purpose but recognise and support differing opinions and identities. Be Your Best - The ongoing pursuit to be better and bring out the best in others. Be Bold - We step outside our comfort zone and are courageous in our exploration of the new. Our ideal candidate would be able to demonstrate a strong alignment to our DNA.

Some other key capabilities. behaviours, knowledge, and traits that would stand out to us:

  • Relevant degree in media, broadcast, communications or similar.
  • At least 7-10 years in a similar media, and/or partnerships lead position.
  • Proven ability working across the 3 key areas as listed above.
  • Demonstrated insight-led and customer-first mindset.
  • Ability to drive positive change through collaboration and influence.
  • Proven end-to-end broadcast production experience, including procurement of production planning, partners, and distribution.
  • Proven experience designing and optimisation and improvement strategies, utilising industry benchmarks and best practice methods.
  • Strong strategic focus and collaborative relationship experience.
  • Proven experience in managing timeframes and budget.
  • Experience providing strategic advice at leadership level.
  • People management experience and a strong cultural environment mindset, focusing on team, respect, and agility.
  • Professional sports industry experience and a solid understanding of the federated sports model is highly desirable.

Other Information:

On the cusp of our centenary, and significant opportunity leading into the 2027 Netball World Cup in Sydney, there has never been a more exciting time to join! This opportunity and will be based at our HQ in vibrant Fitzroy, where you will be spoilt for choice on great coffee spots! Our teams work flexibly, and we encourage the successful applicant to discuss flexible working options with their new Manager. If this sounds like you, and we hope it does – please submit your CV along with a Cover Letter telling us what most excites you about this fabulous role. We shortlist and interview great candidates as soon as they are identified so please do not delay your application should you wish to be considered. We do not take for granted the high volume of excellent applications we receive, but please be aware this means we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates.

Netball Australia takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries. We have a collaborative, supportive and diverse culture and promote the continued development of our team members! We believe your religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification or culture do not define you nor impact your application or employment with Netball Australia. We are a sport for all people across the community and take pride in providing a diverse, inclusive and safe environment for all.

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