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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.

Metadata Specialist

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.

About the role

The Metadata Specialist will support and work with the SBS Audience Data & Insights team who analyse and report on viewing behaviour, demographics and trends within broadcast television environment. This important function enables SBS Content teams to evaluate the effectiveness of purchase and programming decisions. Ability to work to deadline, responsiveness to rapidly changing schedules, accuracy and meticulous attention to detail is key to this role.

The role is responsible for analysing and preparing weekly scheduling reports (pre-logs) for SBS, Viceland and SBS Food channels to provide essential data to ratings service provider Nielsen. This includes extensive data coding, reviewing historical information, categorising programming, schedule amendments and clearing up any inconsistencies. In addition to this, you will be working closely with our Custom Research Team to develop meaningful research findings derived from our insights community panel. You will also assist the SBS Media Team with the creation of research collateral and regular updating / compilation of reports using industry software Arianna.

About you

We are looking for someone with excellent Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel at an intermediate level.  You have a high level of attention to detail, and experience working with large volumes of data.  As you will be working on reports, you have excellent written and verbal skills, and can read, edit and check data accurately. 

To be successful, you are able to manage multiple tasks at the same time, and able to prioritise and deliver work to strict deadlines.  Previous exposure to Sparq, Arianna, IBMS Integrated Broadcast Management System (Sintec) and/or Nielsen Events Editor within a television programming environment would be highly regarded.

The benefits

  • Fantastic culture
  • Onsite health and wellbeing programs
  • Free onsite parking, free gym membership and an active social club
  • Being part of an organisation dedicated to making a positive social difference

SBS aims to inspire all Australians to explore and appreciate our diverse world and by doing so contribute to a cohesive society. It’s a purpose which drives and motivates our team and the reason we love doing what we do. Click Apply to take the first step in becoming a part of it.

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