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Indigenous Journalist Cadetship 2019

We’re offering a 12 month Journalism Cadetship in 2019 to a person of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background wanting a career in broadcast journalism.

This is a great opportunity to join our highly regarded News and Current Affairs team!


At SBS, our purpose is to lead Australia in its exploration of the real multicultural Australia and our diverse worlds: independently, distinctively and courageously.

The successful candidate  will be based in SBS’s News and Current Affairs  division in Sydney, with placements on World News’ cross platform news desk (TV, Radio and Online), Melbourne and Canberra bureaux and on current affairs programs - Dateline, Insight and The Feed – and within NITV’s Indigenous News and Current Affairs department.

As part of a team, the Cadet will be responsible for researching, producing and reporting news and current affairs content to the required SBS standards.  

This full-time role will require shift-work, including evenings and weekends.

Ideally, you will have had training in television, radio and online journalism, or be able to demonstrate a strong interest in broadcast journalism and have a sound understanding of the social, political, and cultural issues affecting indigenous people in Australia.

Your application must include:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume, outlining journalism experience and qualifications
  • Examples of your television, radio and/or online news reporting should be posted on a site such as YouTube, Vimeo or Flickr, and the link/s embedded in your Resume, Cover Letter or in the text box provided in the online application portal.
Short-listed candidates will be required to provide two employment and/or academic referees.

This Cadetship is offered for one year with no guarantee of ongoing employment. However, a Cadet who successfully completes the program may be considered for any relevant SBS vacancies.

The base salary for the one year contract is $51,519.

Applications must be SUBMITTED ONLINE by 5pm on Friday 28 September 2018.

If you have no online access or need further information, please contact Jessica Higgins on (02) 9430 3174 or Jessica.Higgins@sbs.com.au.

To apply online, please go to   www.com.au/careers.

Late applications will not be accepted in any circumstances.



NSW - Sydney

non-permanent

broadcast - TV / cable / sat. / IPTV