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With a content portfolio like no other media organisation in the country, SBS occupies multiple channels and platforms, and provides a unique opportunity for employees to help make Australia a better place to live.

Acquisitions Manager

The world is not mono. Look around… it’s not monochrome or monotone. The world is marvellously multi. When you look at the world this way, it makes a difference. It’s what we’ve been doing for 40 years, breaking down the barriers that divide us and telling a multitude of stories that reflect, excite and inspire us. We are looking for passionate people who want to come on a journey somewhere different.

The Acquisitions Manager - Scripted is responsible for working with international distributors to acquire drama and comedy television programs for SBS channels. We are looking for an experienced candidate to work within the Programming team on a 12 month maternity cover contract.

About the role

Under the direction of the Network Programmer and Channel Managers, you will be working to source and secure content for SBS Channels and Platforms (including SBS, SBS Viceland and SBS On Demand) that meets editorial objectives, drives audience growth and speaks to the SBS Charter and Purpose.

About you

This is a senior role so we are looking for someone with extensive experience in TV acquisitions or program sales and a broad knowledge of the international television industry including relationships with local and international distributors. You will understand editorial decision making with a proven ability to assess programs against set criteria and recommend for specific SBS platforms and schedules. You will have a love of diverse scripted content from subtitled Nordic Noir to buzzy edgy comedies and understand the types of audiences these programs appeal to.

In return, we offer a fantastic culture, great learning and development opportunities and other benefits such as free gym membership, free onsite parking (subject on availability). If you are interested in the position, we would love to hear from you!

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