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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.

Media Systems Manager

We all crave something different, something better, as our world changes, we must evolve with it, learning new things. It’s why we provide news and entertainment in 68 different languages. Because we can only succeed in the world when we are able to truly understand it. We are looking for people who want to come on a journey somewhere different, telling stories with a difference, and highlighting the wonderful differences we share

About the role

We’re now looking for a Media Systems Manager to join the Audio and Language Content (ALC) team in Sydney. The ALC team delivers content in 68 languages on radio (SBS Radio 1,2 and 3, SBS Chill, SBS PopAsia, SBS PopDesi and SBS Arabic24), online and via social media. Reporting to the Network Manager ALC, this is a mid-senior role responsible for the management of ALC’s technology strategy and the implementation of production and broadcast technology systems.

  • Technology Management and Strategy

You’ll project-manage technology upgrades on behalf of ALC, and manage ALC’s key content production and studio broadcast systems as well as the sourcing of music, images and equipment for ALC staff. You’ll interface with SBS Technology IT service desk on incident management and act as a single point of contact to manage broadcast anomalies and IT systems issues and meet the communication needs of ALC. In collaboration with SBS Technology, ALC Online and Senior ALC editorial colleagues, you’ll maintain a technology roadmap which aligns to ALC’s strategic current and future needs and develop and drive ALC’s policies of digital asset provision and retrieval.

  • People Leadership

This is a people leadership role tasked with leading a high performing team to deliver on the needs of our diverse audience. We’re passionate about fostering a culture where people can bring their whole selves to work. You’ll champion inclusivity in a multicultural and multilingual environment so people feel recognised, valued and engaged with our division and organisational goals. You’ll be a coach and mentor to direct report(s) in the ALC Resource Centre and resources engaged for technology projects.  You’ll be a positive advocate of technology initiatives and ensure continuous skill improvement with relevant information technology areas.

  • Stakeholders

You’ll act as a key interface between ALC’s editorial and training teams and SBS Technology and the wider SBS organisation. You’ll work with stakeholders including but not limited to SBS Technology, SBS Rights Management team, Program Managers, ALC Online and People & Culture. Working closely with ALC Quality and Standards, you will ensure the ALC Resource Centre and ALC’s broadcast team is supported with clear communications and relevant training. You’ll ensure technology initiatives comply with SBS’s Codes of Practice and Editorial Guidelines and other programming policies and standards.

About you

We’re looking for someone who has previous experience in managing teams with a deep understanding of leadership and broadcast media. In addition, you will need extensive journalist and radio experience in a multi-platform and delivery environment. It’s fundamental that you have previously mentored and coached teams, and can demonstrate your ability to drive teams through change in a high performing culture.

At SBS, it’s not just what you do but how you do it. We’re looking for people who share our passion and hold our strong values, diverse workforce and inclusive culture and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

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