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• Full time 12-mont contract role based in either Sydney or Melbourne
• Join Australia’s most distinctive and diverse broadcaster
• Hybrid working arrangement - a blend of office and home

At SBS, we embrace difference, and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

We also acknowledge the unique contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples make to our society and our workplace through their enduring and continued connection to land, sea, sky and community.

About Us

SBS is one of the world's most unique and innovative media organisations, producing trusted, meaningful and engaging content that exists for all Australians to inspire, support and celebrate the diversity of our multicultural society.

Our purpose, for the last 40 years, has reflected and explored the evolving diversity of Australia, investing in initiatives to deepen its connections with communities, sharing their stories and giving a voice to those often unheard, with the aim of... increasing understanding and respect of the differences that make up Australia.

SBS is a truly distinctive network, showcasing multicultural, multilingual and First Nations stories otherwise untold in the Australian media.

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and driven Digital Journalist/Editor to join SBS News in our digital newsroom on a full-time basis until end of June 2025.

We’re looking for someone who shares our vision and cares about showcasing our distinctive content across all our digital platforms. We care about reaching all Australians - with a strong mandate for news stories that support, celebrate and appreciate the diversity of Australia’s multicultural society.

We are looking for a dedicated and skilled reporter and editor to join the team on a rotating roster to create and edit content for SBS News' Digital platforms. This is a 12-month contract role that will involve shift work.

This role will see you:
• Rostering into reporter shifts, pitching and writing original content, including news coverage, features and explainers
• Conducting thorough news gathering with a strong awareness of trends, national and international news
• Commissioning stories and guiding journalists to cover the most crucial stories of the day
• Commissioning visually rich assets to complement stories, and bringing forward ideas for innovative coverage
• Covering breaking news and sending app alerts
• Using data and analytics tools to help inform editorial choices

About you

Ideally, you will:
• Be a confident and creative writer with a strong eye for detail and the angles that matter to our audience.
• Have an understanding of media law, flawless subbing, and strong headline writing skills.
• Be committed to maintaining our editorial integrity and maximising our publishing reach.
• Have demonstrated experience as a digital editor and journalist for news titles.

You should also bring:
• A keen interest in what’s happening in the world to develop storytelling in new and innovative ways to reach and engage wider audiences.
• A passion for providing news for all Australians
• A hunger to understand and share new developments and trends in journalism and digital media.
• Good energy to collaborate across the newsroom to create unique and distinctive content that meets deadlines.
• News happens around the clock and you should be willing and able to undertake hours that may involve early mornings, evenings and weekends.

Feel like you meet most, but perhaps not all the criteria listed? Then, send through your detail as whilst we have specific requirements in mind, we can look at how we can bridge the gaps!

Some of the reasons to consider working with us
• The people! a genuine sense of feeling included (we truly celebrate and welcome difference!) and being part of one of the most inclusive companies in Australia!
• The culture and the engagement of our workforce, we are proud to have an employee engagement score of 82% with low levels of employee turnover.
• A brand that is not only recognisable but trusted and established, we have been broadcasting for over 40 years and we’re not done yet!
• We offer a range of benefits from, health care checks, salary packaging, Employee Assistance Programme, flexible work arrangements and for our Sydney based employee’s free gym membership!
• We also love to promote from within! we have allocated funds to do just that and help with training gaps when moving from role to role.
• Want to learn more? Then hit apply and take the first step to applying for not just another job but a possible whole new career!

Want to learn more? Then hit apply and take the first step to applying not just for another job but a possible whole new career in a purpose led organisation!

Not quite the right role for you? No problem, how about popping your details into our talent pool? Email us at noreplytalentpool@sbs.com.au to let us know what roles would be of interest to you and we will keep you informed of when they arise! (If you no longer want to be listed in our talent pool, then just email us and let us know and we will remove your detail).

For other opportunities within our organisation please visit our careers website SBS Careers - Working at SBS


SBS recognises that everyone is unique, and you might require some adjustments to ensure you have the best opportunity to apply and put your skills forward for consideration. If we can make some adjustments to the SBS recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, then please contact careers@sbs.com.au and let us know.

Adjustments include but are not limited to; alternative application methods, interview setups, physical requirements, guidance for trans or gender diverse applicants, specific interview availability times and more.

To find out more about reasonable adjustments with SBS, please view our video here.

We are shortlisting applications as they come in, so don’t delay, apply today!

Please note we do not accept unsolicited emails from agencies. All applications should be submitted through our official channels. Thank you

To apply online, please go to http://sbs.com.au/careers
Sydney NSW Australia


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