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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.

Journalist Arabic TV News Melbourne

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

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 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 

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

This Melbourne-based role reports to the Executive Producer, Arabic TV News and is responsible for working on a range of television reporting and production tasks. It is responsible for identifying, arranging, and reporting on news content considered relevant to the audience. 

The Arabic TV News team is part of our News and Current Affairs department. The team also collaborates with our existing Arabic team working in the Audio Language and Content division currently focused on radio, online and social input only.  The journalist/presenter will be responsible to own and deliver stories of the highest editorial standards and share presenting duties on a roster. 

Applicants should be ready to do shift work when required. 

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 

We are looking for people who come equipped with: 

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English as well as Broadcast Arabic are essential. Candidates should have clear broadcast delivery and will be required to undergo a language assessment to demonstrate their proficiency. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Arabic-speaking communities in Australia, especially Melbourne.
  • Demonstrated experience in journalism. 
  • Practical experience and demonstrated skills in broadcast reporting and producing.  
  • Demonstrated computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Word, Teams, 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 runs Monday to Friday and you will need to be able to do shift work. All roles are full time however we are open to support part time applications where operationally possible – so please make a note of this in your cover letter if that is your preference.   

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 CV or your resume. You will have the opportunity to upload a document as part of the application questions. If you have any technical difficulties uploading your files, please email us at careers@sbs.com.au.

Some of the reasons to consider working with us

  • The people! We truly celebrate and welcome difference at SBS and encourage everyone to bring their whole self to work, you’ll be part of one of the most inclusive companies in Australia!
  • The culture and the engagement of our workforce! SBS is ranked in the top 25% of all media companies for employee engagement
  • We offer a range of benefits; from flexible work arrangements, health checks, salary packaging, an employee assistance program and for our Sydney based employees, free gym membership and parking (subject to availability).
  • We’re agile and innovative in the way we work, as well as being a trusted and established brand. At SBS we have been broadcasting for over 40 years and our future is packed with many more exciting developments!
  • We also love to promote from within! We have allocated training funds to do just that and help bridge the 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

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 careers@sbs.com.au and let us know.

Adjustments may 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.

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

 

 

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