Ruapehu radio station Ski FM prompted outrage by advertising job opportunities that offered "sexual harassment Sundays" and used racist and ableist language.
Whistle-blowing Instagram account Beneath The Glass Ceiling (BTGC) drew attention to the job listings on Wednesday after they were shared online a day earlier by the independent station.
One post looking for a full-time on-air presenter stated Ski FM was a "workplace that likes a good laugh and isn't too PC...", according to a screenshot shared on BTGC's Instagram Story.
"You are going to love our MediaWorks inspired 'Sexual harassment Sundays' (BYO)," the ad continued. "If that made you smile then you are probably the right fit for the position."
The joke, which has since been removed from the listing, seemingly referenced the allegations of sexual harassment, abuse of power and other misconduct which prompted MediaWorks to launch an internal investigation into one individual that found no wrongdoing. An independent investigation into the company's workplace culture is ongoing.
MediaWorks said it was "disappointed" by the job listing and referred Newshub to Ski FM for further comment. At the time of publishing, Ski FM has not responded to Newshub's request for comment.
The swift online backlash saw members of the BTGC community report Ski FM to Adult Toy Mega Store, which was running a promotion with the station giving away sex toys throughout the month of May.
Adult Toy Mega Store promptly withdrew from its partnership with Ski FM, explaining in a statement on its Instagram Story that being a "sex-positive brand", it was "extremely disappointed" to learn about the comments made in the job listing.
"Thank you to our community for bringing this to our attention and speaking up," the statement read.
More outrage was caused when another Ski FM job listing for a work experience intern was uncovered, revealing a long list of racist language.
"Ski is an equal opportunities employer," the ad began, via another screenshot shared on BTGC.
"We would love to hear from you, whether you are an annoying South African, English, Australian White Trash, Black, Asian with a $120,000 black Lexus that your father, the arms dealer who lives in Guangdong Province bought you, a loud-speaking German of non-specific gender, or even Punjab."
The listing was later amended to remove the comments about race but was replaced with a statement that appeared to make light of the exclusion of wheelchair users.
"Our door is open to everyone... nearly, however, we are still working on the wheelchair ramp and for the time being your [sic] shit out of luck to [find] a wheelchair friendly toilet - but we are working on it," the amended listing on the Ski FM website reads.
The work experience advertisement states that "some funding" may be obtained under certain circumstances, but also encourages applicants to "tell the bank of mum and dad you NEED this experience", adding: "If there's no bank of mum and dad, you'll need to explore the family tree further!"
Ski FM broadcasts to the entire Ruapehu region, as well as in Taupo, Whanganui and the surrounding areas. Both job listings state that a role at the station, located in the "North Island's winter party capital", can be a pathway to securing jobs at MediaWorks stations such as More FM, The Edge and NZME-owned station ZM.
MediaWorks confirmed to Newshub that neither More FM nor The Edge is affiliated with Ski FM in any way.