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Executive Producer Mandarin TV News

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. 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 are proudly announcing we will be launching SBS-produced television news bulletins in Mandarin. These 30-minute bulletins will be delivered Monday-Friday and will focus on Australian news, particularly reflecting the perspectives of Mandarin-speaking communities in Australia. The services will also include national and international coverage of events and issues of particular interest and relevance to these communities. We are planning to launch before the end of the year. 

With that in mind, SBS is now looking for a creative television Executive Producer to help launch and lead this new TV news service. 

About the role 

This unique opportunity is full time ongoing. The role will be based in Sydney for operational reasons so candidates currently based in other states will need to be willing to relocate.  

The news service will form part of our News and Current Affairs department. This new team will work hand in hand with our existing Mandarin-speaking team in the Audio Language and Content division, a team which delivers radio, podcasts, online and social media content. The Executive Producer will drive the overall news agenda and program strategy; manage the performance and output of the team, monitor editorial standards and compliance; collaborate with other news and current affairs teams across the business to identify, develop and promote distinctive and exclusive stories. 

About you 

We are looking for someone who has a: 

  • High proficiency in written and spoken English and Mandarin. Candidates will be required to undergo a language assessment 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Mandarin speaking community in Australia 
  • Television reporting experience is a must and online and audio experience are an advantage 
  • Demonstrated experience in editorial leadership, with experience building content strategies and delivering on those  
  • Experience leading a team, and a passion for coaching and developing people 
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a range of stakeholders with strong collaboration skills 
  • Demonstrated financial and business acumen 
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, meet strict deadlines and problem-solve  

To be considered, you must have ongoing working rights in Australia. We are not able to provide sponsorship. 

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 this role at SBS, a brief overview of the skills and experience you bring in relation to the role 
  • Example of written news articles in Mandarin 
  • A piece to camera in Mandarin that you will have to record (2 minutes max)  telling us about a story you are the proud of having worked on/produced and why. 

You can embed link/s to these files and example of work directly in your resume or cover letter. Alternatively, if you have any technical issues attaching or embedding links, feel free to reach out to  

Please let us know if you require any adjustment as part of your application.  

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