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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.

Political Producer - Canberra

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 Role

The purpose of this role is to drive the news agenda each morning and coordinate news content for all SBS News platforms. 

Reporting into the Canberra Bureau Chief/Chief Political Correspondent within our News and Current Affairs team, this role will see you plan, lead and assist with the daily newsgathering, story research and production of content from our Parliament House bureau.

  • Production of live/breaking and longer term news coverage.  
  • Help coordinate crews for daily news coverage of cross-platform content from Parliament House.
  • Be the central point of contact between SBS and other networks
  • Production of special events coverage.

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 someone who is passionate about SBS purpose and Charter, a great communicator who can respond to rapidly changing and breaking stories. You'll will have an understanding of complex national and international issues as well as:

  • Demonstrated experience coordinating news teams and ENG crews.
  • Capable of writing accurately and clearly under deadline pressure. 
  • Demonstrated experience in news production including the ability to work with reporting and production staff to put a bulletin to air.
  • Ensure all operations comply with strict editorial guidelines and SBS Codes of Practice.
  • An understanding of the important role of news graphics is required. 

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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