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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.

Business Affairs Coordinator

There's a reason people work at SBS. We are very proud of our diverse and inclusive culture and putting our employees first. SBS commissions and acquires some of Australia’s best programs, across genres including factual, drama, entertainment and documentary; on SBS ONE, SBS Viceland, SBS On Demand, NITV, SBS Food Channel, and World Movies. We’ve developed a reputation as one of the world’s most respected and original broadcasters.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and talented team player to join us as Business Affairs Coordinator for the Commercial and Production Business Affairs team, which is part of the broader TV and Online Content Division. 

About the role

As Business Affairs Coordinator you will support the Business Affairs Manager and you will be directly responsible for a range of administrative tasks relating to the acquisition and commissioning of television broadcast, online and digital rights for SBS channels.  You will support and facilitate the smooth-running of a portfolio including high-volume online acquisitions, so it’s important that you’ll have the ability to appropriately prioritise your work while maintaining a high level of accuracy within a fast-paced deadline driven environment.

Some of the daily tasks include :

  • Populating contract templates and purchase orders
  • Preparation of offer and contract related correspondence.
  • Accurately input and maintenance of rights and financial information within the key IBMS database, as well as maintenance of records in financial and file management systems.

About you

To be successful you will need to be motivated to maintain high standards in all aspects of your work, while also undertaking repetitive, complex rights data capture tasks within established databases.

If you have an in interest in developing a deeper understanding of the business side of content creation, and you’d like to learn more about the nuances of TV and online rights and licensing, this role is perfect for you.

Previous Business Affairs experience within the Film and Television industry is desirable, however applicants who demonstrate a strong interest in the field combined with the relevant skills will be considered.

Because this role is such a key support for the team, we need someone who is efficient, reliable and skilled in all aspects of administrative support. This includes (but isn’t limited to):

  • Experience in contract administration processes
  • Proven abilities to meet and prioritise competing deadlines
  • Excellent electronic document and file management abilities (eg. TRIM)
  • An understanding of IBMS (broadcast management database) is desirable.

What you’ll find here is a supportive and passionate team of people in a culture that fosters diversity and inclusion. SBS is dedicated to helping people grow, not just our organisation.

At SBS, we embrace difference and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We want your vibrancy, language, culture, energy experiences, and abilities to brighten our halls, light up our screens and strengthen our team. We strongly encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply. 

Please attach a cover letter as part of your application: tell us more about you, what you have achieved, what drives you and why you would like to come on the journey with us.

You need to have ongoing Australian working rights to be considered. If we can make some adjustments to the SBS recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, please contact

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