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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.

Editor, SBS Voices

SBS is one of the most unique media organisations in the world today. A media network for all Australians, we have a strong mandate to support, celebrate and appreciate the diversity of Australia’s multicultural society. Our purpose is to inspire social cohesion. SBS is an increasingly important voice in mainstream media that helps bring people together through the power of high-quality and engaging storytelling.

SBS Voices (sbs.com.au/voices) is a home for vibrant discussion and personal storytelling. It is especially focused on supporting emerging writers from diverse cultural backgrounds. Through a combination of features and memoir-style articles, we are committed to raising the voices of people from marginalised backgrounds, and are interested in exploring the intersection of identity, culture and sexuality.

Voices also supports SBS programs by tackling the themes of Commissioned Content in more depth. Examples of SBS original programming include The Hunting, Filthy Rich & Homeless, Struggle Street, and Child Genius. 

About the role

This is a parental leave position (1 year contract) from November 2019- November 2020. As editor of Voices, your role will include:

  • Commissioning, editing and scheduling articles and video content
  • Managing our roster of regular freelancers
  • Ensuring Voices meets its KPIs and liaising with internal stakeholders
  • Savvy use of social media to promote our content 

About you

  • Ideally you will have at least three years’ editing experience and five years Journalism experience
  • Strong digital production skills and strong social media editing skills
  • Experience with analytics software
  • The ability to sub copy and write enticing headlines
  • A keen interest in news and current affairs as well as pop culture
  • A great understanding of what makes a good story
  • The ability to identify that line, that moment, which will get people into a story
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills

This is an exciting role and a great opportunity for someone who wants to be a part of an inspiring team and have a hand in shaping discussion around topical issues. This is also a chance to work for Australia’s multicultural broadcaster and be part of an organisation dedicated to making a positive social difference. 

Applications close Friday, 20 September. We encourage people from culturally diverse and marginalised backgrounds to apply. You will need full working rights in Australia. 

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