Seems there’s a couple of ABC jobs up for grabs at the moment. I wonder which one MD Mark Scott considers more important in the brave new world of “continuous news”? Here’s the first ad for a gig in the Harbour City.

Mail Room Supervisor, Business Services, Ultimo
(Administrative/Professional, Band 5, Schedule A)
$59,784 – $64,063

Then there’s this appointment (internal only) in Brisbane:

Bi Media Journalist, News, Brisbane
(Program Maker, Band 3, Schedule B)
$48,968 – $53,413

It appears Aunty reckons taxpayer dollars are better spent ensuring Kerry O’Brien’s fan mail arrives than creating the content O’Brien reports on. Crikey understands a flurry of outraged internal emails have been doing the rounds complaining about the ads this week. ABC insiders report that a “Bi Media Journo” on Schedule B has a higher rate of pay for the same band, meaning you get six weeks annual leave — but only because you’re forced to work public holidays

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