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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.

Cross Platform Journalist

About us

At SBS we believe in the power of difference. We believe that by seeing beyond borders, breaking down barriers and celebrating diversity, we’ll create a more united inclusive future for all Australians, at a time when the world is becoming ever more divided.  We believe that multicultural, multi-coloured and multilingual is better than monochrome or monotone. And we believe that our differences don’t just make a difference, they make a world of difference.

SBS News brings Australians a unique perspective with our extensive news coverage from home and around the world. We have a strong reputation for delivering high quality and distinctive content across our broadcast, digital and audio platforms with the SBS Charter at its core.

We look for potential in our staff and are committed to ongoing development.

About the opportunity

Our newsroom brings Australians a unique perspective with our extensive coverage from home and around the world delivered across television, online, and radio. You’ll be part of a team which delivers distinctive cross platform stories of the highest editorial standards that highlight Australia’s multicultural nature and celebrate diversity.

With that in mind, are you ready to make the next step in your journalism career with SBS News? We are looking for a candidate with a strong track record in delivering news to the highest standards.

This is a fulltime, ongoing role based in Sydney, and will include assignments both domestically and internationally, for both breaking stories and original approved pitches.

About you

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to pitch and generate original stories for television, radio and online.

This role requires the candidate to deliver a consistently high standard of script with minimal supervision, and the capacity for specialist reporting.

You will have a demonstrated ability to deliver lead stories to tight deadlines. You will be identifying, arranging, and carrying out interviews as well as chasing exclusive and distinctive elements of stories in the field and from the office.

The successful applicant will be talented and driven with a proven ability to make and maintain contacts. 

An ability to show technical adaptability and flexibility in the field and in the office is also essential. 

The role demands journalists with a strong background in and knowledge of international and national events. In addition, you will have a sound understanding of stories which resonate with our diverse audiences, and knowledge of SBS Charter and SBS Code of Conduct.

Understanding the importance of social media and driving content online is a key part of the role.

An ability to travel for breaking news coverage and work a 7 day shift work roster is essential.

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. 

At SBS, we embrace difference and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We want your vibrancy, language, culture, 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. 

If we can make some adjustments to the SBS recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, please contact careers@sbs.com.au

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