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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.

Indigenous Lead, Audio and Language Content

The role can either be based in the Sydney or Melbourne bureau. 

There’s a reason people work at SBS. Everyone has a story that influenced their choice to join the world’s most diverse and inclusive public broadcaster. Our Audio and Language Content (ALC) division is the heartbeat of SBS. We inspire social cohesion by connecting communities through multilingual conversations, acknowledging First Nations peoples as the Traditional Custodians of Country and their continued spiritual and cultural connection to this Land, helping everyone feel at home in Australia. SBS is the most multilingual public broadcaster in the world. With over 60 language services, we deliver news, information and entertainment to the nearly 5 million people in Australia who speak a language other than English at home.  

About the role 

We have created an exciting new role reporting into the Head, Language Contentto ensure First Nations perspectives, knowledges and stories are creatively and successfully included in the division’s content output, to lead NITV Radio output, and ensure the division contributes to initiatives that have meaningful and lasting positive social impact. Some of the responsibilities of the role include: 

  • Lead the Executive Producer of NITV Radio and a small team of casuals and contributors 
  • Lead the development of Indigenous content such as for new podcasts in Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander language output. 
  • Create an environment of growth for understanding First Nations perspectives in the ALC division. 
  • Provide support for a large team of diverse multilingual content producers on First Nations priorities and operate as an internal divisional resource for Indigenous content creation. 
  • Provide Indigenous editorial perspectives to the content output for the Audio and Language Content division across all platforms.
  • Collaborate actively with NITV to SBS’s Indigenous Content Strategy. 
  • Inform and provide guidance on the division’s RAP Elevate plan and roadmap ensuring report requirements, quality and deadlines are met. 
  • Oversee complex project work 
  • Provide strategic advice and guidance to the Director in order to achieve divisional goals. 

About you 

Applicants must identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. SBS considers that being Aboriginal and/or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). 

To be successful in the role, you need to have a demonstrated understanding of topics and issues of importance to First Nations Australians, the wider multicultural communities and where they intersect and align, as well as a deep understanding and appreciation of Indigenous cultures & knowledge of protocol. You’ll need to have demonstrated experience working in an editorial and news and current affairs environment, and experience working in, or partnering with, the First Nations media sector. 

We’d love you to come with community contacts and strong long-standing relationships, with the ambition to build new ones. You’ll have demonstrated experience as a people leader and a passion for coaching. This role will require great stakeholder management skills, with the ability to connect with diverse groups of people, often from a non-English-speaking heritage to create and build trusting relationships. You will also have demonstrated project and program management in a complex and ever-changing environment. 

This is a rare opportunity to join a purpose-led organisation committed to making Australia a better place to live. It is a key leadership role and an opportunity to be truly able to make a difference. 

At SBS, our passion for our purpose drives us. If you share that commitment and are ready to make a world of difference, we want to hear from you today. Please submit an application via the link below. Alternatively, you can contact us directly atcareers@sbs.com.aufor any questions or if you require any adjustment or support during your application. 

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