Do you and your media organisation agree with the purpose of MediaRING and are you able to make a meaningful contribution towards our aims?
Are you willing and able to contribute to building understanding and promoting the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories among your staff, stakeholders and audiences?
If your answers are resoundingly YES please review our MediaRING Member information kit here.
And complete our member application form here.
Please note, The MediaRING Board reserves the right to decide who should be a member of MediaRING.
What we expect of our members
Each member organisation is required to set targets and timeframes relevant to their circumstances (employment, training, production of content, talent spotting, etc) and to report their achievements in the context of how they are contributing to the MediaRING purpose to grow the presence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the sector
Media RING encourages members to promote activities and opportunities to their stakeholders as well as to advocate internally, within their organisations, to work towards reconciliation.
Each member is required to:
- To be a fully paid member
- Attend MediaRING Member Connect Events
- Attend the AGM
- Support the strategic goals of the MediaRING
- Participate and collaborate on MediaRING projects
- To have a formal plan for the year ahead. Every MediaRING member should either have a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) or a formal set of goals for each year, establishing what you are attempting to achieve. MediaRING members are able to help you establish achievable goals if you are unsure how to proceed.
- To report every six months to MediaRING on your organisation’s top 3 or 4 achievements for the previous period. This is one of the key measures that MediaRING uses to check meaningful outcomes and its own usefulness.
- Advocate and campaign for Indigenous job creation, retention and career development opportunities both within your organisation and externally.
- Sponsor/ support local or national Indigenous events/activities throughout the year such Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week. Promote events activities, events calendar in your organisation’s website, newsletters, by community advertising and providing hyperlinks to events etc where appropriate.
- Promote MediaRING on your organisation’s website, promote and support the aims of MediaRING at official conferences, gatherings and meetings where appropriate.
Other ways of contributing
- Share your knowledge and experience with MediaRING members
- Provide professional support
- Provide ‘In kind’ contributions such as staff, venue or IT contributions to sub-committees eg: Indigenous Employment (IAS) sub-committee, job share roles with member organisations for ATSI employees, Strategic Plan sub-committee.
- Host MediaRING meetings and or connect events– if your organisation is unable to host you might consider providing the catering or assisting with other functional requirements such as secretariat support.