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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.

Scripted Assessment Specialist

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

The Television and Online Content division is at the heart of SBS's purpose, to make SBS Australia's most distinctive media organisation focused on delivering a clear promise to our audiences and to inspire them to seek out different perspectives, to feel a sense of connection, belonging and empowerment.

Our big picture objective is to make a positive contribution to Australian society, and we do that through amazing storytelling. These stories are told via the SBS Network, which includes SBS, SBS VICELAND, NITV, SBS Food, SBS World Movies, SBS World Watch, SBS On Demand and SBS Online through food, news, drama, documentary, entertainment and movies.

The Role

Reporting into the Acquisitions Manager, Scripted, this role supports both the Network Programming and the Content Discovery teams.

  • Network Programming: Working with the Acquisitions Manager, Scripted, to source, track, evaluate and discuss scripted content for SBS Channels and Platforms. Working within the team to assist the workflow of acquisitions from assessment through to contracting, delivery and broadcast.
  • Content Discovery: With a focus on priority scripted acquisitions, responsibilities will include sourcing and delivering the suite of materials required to bring key scripted programs to life for our audience e.g., artwork, scripts and subtitles, trailers. The role is collaborative, customer focussed, and solutions oriented, communicating with local & international Content Distribution partners as a daily function.
  • As a central point of contact for pre-broadcast information, the Scripted Assessment Specialist will keep an eye on program delivery updates and scheduling developments, anticipating the needs of internal clients in ASPP (subtitling), On Demand, ALC, Publicity & Marketing. The role manages a high volume of information and communications. The right candidate will be organised & communicative with experience coordinating and delivering to deadline.

About you

  • Minimum 3-4 years' experience in a television broadcast or VOD streaming platform role in the industry.
  • A genuine passion for scripted programming and a sound knowledge of the international content landscape
  • Sound editorial judgement with the ability to critically evaluate content and provide clear verbal and written assessments with direct reference to the SBS Charter, Platforms and Channels.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to forge strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, communicating challenges and focussing on working through to solutions.
  • Contribute to a dynamic, high-performing team with the capacity to effectively time-manage, juggle competing priorities and work autonomously.
  • Highly motivated, can-do attitude with a willingness to seek out creative pathways, forward plan and engage with contributors.
  • Well organised with strong attention to detail and ability to read, enter and check large volumes of data. Previous experience with IBMS (Sintec/Operative), highly regarded. 
  • Computer literate, familiar with navigating web sites and cloud-based applications for downloadable media delivery e.g. DropBox, Aspera, Media Shuttle, We Transfer etc. Proficient in using Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Powerpoint. Previous experience with IBMS (Sintec/Operative), highly regarded. 

If you’re passionate about great stories from all over the world, and boast excellent organisational skills, we’d love to hear from you.

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 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


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! 

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