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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.

News & Current Affairs Cadets 2020

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

About the Role

The successful applicants will join SBS in early 2020 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 bureaus 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. There is rostered evening and weekend work involved.

About You

The successful candidates will have completed tertiary qualifications in journalism or another relevant specialty 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 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.

The Duty Statement and Selection Criteria for these positions may be viewed on SBS’s Career Website, attached to this ad.

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 at the top of your Resume and in the text box provided in the online application portal.

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

Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.

As an equal opportunity employer, SBS prioritises providing a supportive working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

We strive to make reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. If you have any questions or support or access requirements, we encourage you to get in touch with Renee Picello at

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