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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.

Senior Cross Platform Producer Input

There’s a great power in difference. We must see the world through a different lens and apply a filter on what’s important. It’s not about taking sides, but understanding them. We are looking for people who want to come on a journey somewhere different, tell stories with a difference and highlight the wonderful differences we share. In Indigenous News and Current Affairs, it makes a world of difference.

Do you have a nose for news, a passion for Indigenous Affairs and the desire to deliver ground breaking, original journalism? Australia’s Indigenous Broadcaster is looking for a Senior Cross Platform Producer (Input) to join the team.

About the role

This position is responsible for supporting the NITV Executive Editor to shape the daily editorial across all NITV platforms including a daily, live news bulletin, supervising journalists’ and supervising live studio production of live news bulletin to time and ensuring quality production.

The position will also work with the NITV Executive Editor to plan future NITV programs, themes and feature stories as well as assign and work with journalists on their stories for cross platform delivery. The key responsibilities for the position include:

  • Work with Executive Editor to assign stories to journalists for daily cross platform delivery  
  • Working with journalists on shape of their stories and be their first point of contact
  • Select stories for coverage by NITV news; assign camera crews and reporters.
  • Develop national and international (WITBN) story concepts for assignment to reporters.
  • Supervise the research, reporting, scriptwriting, editing and production of news stories
  • Monitor other news media for news coverage ideas; maintain news diaries and contacts. 
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Producer NITV News and other senior members of the news team to provide editorial leadership and direction to ensure NITV news is of the highest editorial and production standards.
  • Support other NITV journalists in their professional development through the provision of coaching, mentoring and direction.
  • Ensure that newsroom deadlines are met for the NITV news bulletin.
  • As a member of the NITV management team, contribute to the effective day to day operation of NITV.

About you

You will need to be an experienced journalist who can produce high quality content across all our news platforms. You will need to have experience planning, preparing, assessing, researching, writing, editing and producing high quality news & feature scripts for TV and Online and other platforms as required. As a senior member of the team, you will be a great team player, a coach and a mentor for the more junior journalists and be able to work independently.

The right applicant will have a passion for news and a solid understanding of the issues that affect Indigenous Australians. We strongly encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background to apply for this role.

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