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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.

Senior Communications 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 Role

We’re looking for a Senior Communications Specialist to join our vibrant Publicity team. Reporting to the Publicity Manager within the Marketing team, the Senior Communications Specialist will be responsible for the planning, development and delivery of strategic communications campaigns across SBS channels for a variety of SBS programs (entertainment, documentaries, news and current affairs, sport and drama).

This role is a full-time, 12 months opportunity, with hybrid work arrangements. 

About you


  • You have atleast six years’ experience implementing effective publicity and communications campaigns across a variety of genres and a proven ability to work on complex campaigns independently with limited senior supervision.
  • Strong writing and editing skills with demonstrated experience writing effective media releases and story pitches.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing complex issues.
  • Strong talent management skills with experience coordinating events and photoshoots.
  • An understanding of the Australian media landscape, public broadcasting environment and an established network of media contacts.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in considering and resolving issues.
  • Experience and comfort working in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment.
  • Experience working with media monitoring and analytics tools to produce effective and relevant evaluation reports for campaigns.
  • The Senior Communications Specialist is responsible for undertaking their work in a way that reflects SBS’s Charter, Vision and Values and complies with relevant SBS policies, procedures and practices.

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 discounted gym membership nationally with FitnessPass.  
  • 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 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 to 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 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. To find out more about reasonable adjustments, please view our short video here.

We'll be shortlisting applications as they come. If you are interested, apply today!

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