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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.

Journalist Cadetship 2019

Our highly regarded News and Current Affairs division is offering three, 12 month cadetships to recent graduates wanting to build careers in broadcast and online journalism.

The successful candidates will have completed tertiary qualifications in journalism or another relevant speciality and ideally have some experience in television, radio and/or online reporting or production.

Applicants must have a sound knowledge of national and international affairs, be passionate about news, be effective communicators both in writing and verbally and be able to demonstrate determination, initiative and curiosity by generating story ideas. Familiarity with SBS’s News and Current Affairs programming is expected.

The ability to speak a second language and/or have experience of another culture or cultures is desirable. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicants will join SBS in early 2019 and be expected to work cross platform (TV, Radio and Online). SBS’s News and Current Affairs teams are predominantly based in our Sydney offices although cadets also undertake placements in our Canberra and Melbourne bureaux and NITV news and current affairs programs.  

As part of a team and under direction, cadets will contribute to SBS News and Current Affairs programs and website in a variety of ways, including researching, producing and reporting.  Rostered shifts, evening and weekend work are involved.

The cadetships are offered for one year with no guarantee of ongoing employment. However, those who successfully complete the program may be considered for any relevant vacancies within SBS News and Current Affairs.

Your application must include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume, outlining journalism experience and qualifications
  • Examples of your television, radio and/or online news reporting, or your show-reel, should be posted on a site such as YouTube, Vimeo or Flickr, and the link/s embedded in your Resume, Cover Letter or in the text box provided in the online application portal.

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide two employment and/or academic referees.

Applications must be submitted ONLINE ONLY by 5pm on Friday 28 September 2018.

For further information please contact Jessica Higgins at

Late applications will not be accepted in any circumstances.

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