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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.

Social Media Editor, News

We’re looking for a senior social media specialist who can provide significant strategic direction for our digital news team.  SBS is a unique and innovative media organisation continually improving and evolving our renowned digital platforms through our bold digital strategy.  

At SBS News we value our reputation for excellence in covering international events as well as stories that reflect our purpose to contribute to an inclusive society. 

We have a built a very strong following across digital social platforms and continue to invest resources and evolve our strategy to meet the needs and expectations of our audiences. 


We are looking for a dedicated news junkie who lives and breathes social media to manage and guide our extensive publishing schedule across multiple platforms.

The successful candidate will grow our audiences by developing and refining our social strategy as well as testing and evaluating methods led by learnings from data and emerging trends.

Collaborating with our editors, journalists and video editors, you will manage SBS News’ social output. Key to the role is helping create unique charter driven content that engages, informs and entertains our audiences.

You will contribute to our continuous evolution of visual story telling for new and emerging platforms across all devices.

Great subbing and headline writing skills are required to maintain our editorial integrity and maximise our publishing reach.

The role also requires planning with other SBS social media platforms including future campaigns and themes that align with SBS charter and values.


You obviously live and breathe social and are an expert in interpreting data to measure engagement and guide content strategy, and are creative and proficient with visual publishing tools that enrich media and speak the language of the platforms you publish to. You also bring;

  • A keen interest in what’s happening in the world to develop storytelling in new and innovative ways to reach and engage wider audiences.
  • A hunger to understand and share new developments and trends in journalism and digital media.
  • Good energy to collaborate and lead staff in creating unique and distinctive content that meet News deadlines.
  • Relevant Journalism degree and at least 4 years experience as a journalist required.

News happens around the clock and you must be willing and able to undertake hours that may occasionally involve early mornings, evenings and weekends.

You are an experienced social media publisher with a proven track record in handling large scale publishing schedules. 

Working in the digital environment you have experience in video editing and workflows, content management systems, photo and graphic software.

Please include a cover letter telling us why this role is for you, and include examples of your work and skills that demonstrate your abilities this role requires.


This is a unique opportunity to work within a dynamic media organisation, where you can expect a fantastic culture and supportive environment. On offer is a competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience, and benefits such as free onsite parking (subject to availability) and free gym membership.

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