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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.

Video Producer - Mandarin

SBS is one of the most unique media organisations in the world today. A media network for all Australians, we have a strong mandate to support, celebrate and appreciate the diversity of Australia’s multicultural society.

With more than one-fifth of Australians speaking a language other than English at home, SBS Radio is an essential service providing news and information in over 60 languages. We are the world's most linguistically diverse public broadcaster.

SBS’ Audio and Language Content division (SBS Radio) is investing in our digital future and evolving our multilingual offering to ensure that it meets the changing consumption needs of multicultural communities. As part of this, we are seeking a skilled Mandarin-speaking Video Producer to contribute to the success of our Chinese language teams in using online channels to reach Chinese-speaking communities in Australia. 

About the role

The Video Producer will create engaging video content for our Chinese-language services on web and social media in collaboration with the SBS Mandarin and SBS Cantonese content teams. The teams have made a significant shift towards digital platforms in recent years, and this role will help accelerate the growth of our digital audiences.

The Video Producer will execute our video strategy to reach new audiences, deepen engagement and reach KPIs. The role is responsible for sourcing, shooting, producing and editing video content for social media and web, working primarily in Adobe Creative Cloud. The Video Producer will organise and film on-location shoots, and online and on-location interviews.

You will publish video content to multiple platforms (such as the website, Facebook, WeChat, YouTube) and meet agreed deadlines. You will attend editorial planning meetings, generate ideas, and identify content opportunities.

The role reports to the Editor. It is a 12-month full time contract.

Sydney or Melbourne based.

About you

You will be a team player with experience creating short form video content for social and web. You will share our curiosity about the world and see value in diversity and building social cohesion in Australia. You will have a solid understanding of the Chinese community in Australia and the kind of content that will best appeal to these audiences.  

To be successful you will have;

  • A minimum of 2 years hands-on experience creating video for social media and or web from start to finish, preferably in a news context.
  • Experience producing video and graphics using the Adobe suite (Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects).
    Skills in graphic design and animation are desired.
  • Native or bilingual proficiency in Mandarin and English. A language test may be part of the recruitment process.
  • Excellent journalistic and storytelling skills, and sound editorial judgement. You will be ready to pitch original ideas and be able to identify stories that will make engaging and on-charter video content.
  • An excellent understanding of the Chinese-speaking community in Australia.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the digital and social media landscape, including trends in video.
  • Demonstrated experience using a CMS: Drupal, WordPress or any similar platform.
  • Demonstrated experience publishing video content to social media (using CMS, WeChat, Facebook, YouTube etc).
  • Good understanding of creative rights management.
  • Excellent eye for detail and ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Must be reliable, flexible, proactive and passionate about working collaboratively.
    This role will be a counterpart of the Cantonese speaking Video Producer and work in collaboration with staff of SBS Cantonese & SBS Mandarin.

You can expect a supportive environment within a dynamic media organisation and benefits such as free onsite parking (subject to availability), free gym access, retail discounts at select stores and other perks.

SBS embraces difference and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. SBS wants your vibrancy, language, culture, experiences, and abilities to strengthen our team.

SBS also recognises that everyone is unique and you may require some adjustments to ensure you have the best opportunity to apply and put your skills forward for consideration. If we can make some adjustments to the SBS recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, please contact careers@sbs.com.au

Please include a cover letter with your application that explains why you would be a good fit for the role and why you’d like to work for SBS.

We are shortlisting applicants as they come in so apply today!

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