Job Search

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.

Deputy News Editor - Digital

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 SBS 

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 Role

We are looking for a dedicated and skilled Deputy News Editor, responsible for overseeing the daily output of the News Digital team.

This role will be on a roster which will include weekend work.

This role is available for job share.

Other duties will include:

  • Demonstrating excellent editorial ability and news judgement through a thorough knowledge of international and domestic news stories and events
  • Providing guidance, support, and direction to the curation of the SBS News homepage, and overseeing the production of related articles, while using tools such as Adobe Analytics and Chartbeat in maximising content performance
  • Managing the daily output of Digital Editors and Digital Journalists, in concert with the News Editor, and act as the final monitor to uphold all on-the-day content
  • Delivering against the news digital strategy while ensuring coverage enhances the distinctive content of SBS, corresponds to the SBS News digital strategy, the SBS Charter and adhering to SBS values of balance and accuracy
  • Leading daily editorial meetings and participating in other daily and weekly editorial and planning meetings as appropriate. 
  • Commissioning and assigning news stories through the day, providing guidance on angles to journalists, managing flow of content to sub-editors, and sub-edit articles when needed
  • Using data and analytics to review content performance and utilise these insights, together with audience user needs in commissioning and editorial decision making, to deliver on KPIs
  • Participating in digital strategy, planning, monitoring, evaluation, and other activities as required
  • Supervising and managing direct reports, including regular feedback sessions and performance reviews
  • Providing timely feedback to journalists and editors on story production and accuracy of copy
  • Seeking sources beyond traditional for commissions, talent, and comment such as and including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, consistent with SBS’s commitment to the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
  • Liaising with reporters and editors from all platforms to maximize their content opportunities for digital platforms

It is a requirement of this role that incumbents are fully vaccinated with an approved Covid-19 vaccination in line with the ATAGI guidelines which include booster shots. We do however have a medical exemption process and we would be happy to discuss your application should this be applicable to you.

About you

  • A confident, resourceful and creative editor with a strong eye for detail and the angles that matter to our audience
  • An understanding of media law, flawless writing and subbing skills
  • A commitment to maintaining our editorial integrity and maximising our publishing reach
  • Knowledgeable about innovations in the digital storytelling space and data analytics
  • Demonstrated newsroom leadership experience

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 for not just another job but a possible whole new career!

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 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

Reasonable 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 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!

Connect with us