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Casual Journalists - Arabic TV News

At SBS, we embrace difference, and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

We also acknowledge the unique contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples make to our society and our workplace through their enduring and continued connection to land, sea, sky and community.

About Us

SBS is one of the world's most unique and innovative media organisations, producing trusted, meaningful and engaging content that exists for all Australians to inspire, support and celebrate the diversity of our multicultural society. 

Our purpose, for the last 40 years, has reflected and explored the evolving diversity of Australia, investing in initiatives to deepen its connections with communities, sharing their stories and giving a voice to those often unheard, with the aim of increasing understanding and respect of the differences that make up Australia.

SBS is a truly distinctive network, showcasing multicultural, multilingual and First Nations stories otherwise untold in the Australian media.

The Department

Over the years, SBS has grown into one of the most unique and linguistically diverse multicultural broadcasters in the world today. Delivering SBS Charter-focused and community relevant, news, current affairs, information, entertainment and music, our services are available on radio, online, via digital television and social media, as well as offering a variety of podcasts. Servicing 60+ languages, SBS Radio and audio services are dedicated to the nearly five million Australians who speak a language other than English at home. 

To further deliver on our purpose and Charter, we have launched SBS-produced television news bulletins in Arabic. These bulletins are delivered Monday-Friday and focus on Australian news, particularly reflecting the perspectives of Arabic-speaking communities in Australia. The services also include national and international coverage of events and issues of particular interest and relevance to these communities.  

The Role 

We’re looking for journalists who would be interested in casual shifts with this new TV News bulletin. 

The Arabic TV News Bulletin runs Monday to Friday and is part of our News and Current Affairs department.

This role will report to the Executive Producer, Arabic TV News and will be responsible for working on a range of television reporting and production tasks. They will be responsible for identifying, arranging, and reporting on news content relevant to the audience. 

About you 

We are looking for people who come equipped with: 

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and broadcast standard Arabic is essential, including clear broadcast delivery. Candidates will be required to undergo a language assessment to demonstrate their proficiency in Arabic.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Arabic-speaking community in Australia.
  • Demonstrated experience in journalism. 
  • Practical experience and demonstrated skills in broadcast reporting is a necessity and experience in providing content across all news platforms is an advantage. 
  • Demonstrated computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Word, email and digital media editing/production software. 
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, meeting strict timelines. 
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a range of stakeholders internally and externally.  

You must have ongoing working rights in Australia. SBS is not in a position to be able to provide sponsorship for this role.

While the program will run Monday to Friday, you will need to be able to do shift work.

You’re interested. Great, what’s next? 

Please submit: 

  • A Resume in English 
  • A Cover Letter in English covering the following: why you are interested in this role at SBS, a brief overview of the skills and experience you bring in relation to the roles. 
  • Examples of your journalism work in Arabic. 

You can either embed link/s to these files in your resume of cover letter. You will have the opportunity to upload a document as part of the application questions. If you have any difficulties uploading documents, please email us at careers@sbs.com.au

Feel like you meet most, but perhaps not all the criteria listed? Then, send through your detail as whilst we have specific requirements in mind, we can look at how we can bridge the gaps!

Some of the reasons to consider working with us

  • The people! a genuine sense of feeling included (we truly celebrate and welcome difference!) and being part of one of the most inclusive companies in Australia!
  • The culture and the engagement of our workforce, we are proud to have an employee engagement score of 82% with low levels of employee turnover.
  • A brand that is not only recognisable but trusted and established, we have been broadcasting for over 40 years and we’re not done yet!
  • We offer a range of benefits from, health care checks, salary packaging, Employee Assistance Programme, flexible work arrangements and for our Sydney based employee’s free gym membership!
  • We also love to promote from within! we have allocated funds to do just that and help with training gaps when moving from role to role.

Want to learn more? Then hit apply and take the first step to applying not just for another job but a possible whole new career in a purpose led organisation!

Not quite the right role for you? No problem, how about popping your details into our talent pool? Email us at noreplytalentpool@sbs.com.au to let us know what roles would be of interest to you and we will keep you informed of when they arise! (If you no longer want to be listed in our talent pool, then just email  us and let us know and we will remove your detail).

For other opportunities within our organisation please visit our careers website SBS Careers - Working at SBS

Adjustments

SBS recognises that everyone is unique, and you might 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, then please contact careers@sbs.com.au and let us know.

Adjustments include but are not limited to; alternative application methods, interview setups, physical requirements, guidance for trans or gender diverse applicants, specific interview availability times and more.

To find out more about reasonable adjustments with SBS, please view our video here.

We are shortlisting applications as they come in, so don’t delay, apply today! 

Please note we do not accept unsolicited emails from agencies. All applications should be submitted through our official channels. Thank you

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