SBS Indigenous journalism cadetship

4 September 2013

Written by: Ivana Krsteska

During the year, cadets are based in Sydney, at SBS’s Indigenous News and Current Affairs unit, with placements on offer with World News Australia, radio news, online desks and NITV News. Successful applicants will contribute to both the Sydney and Melbourne bureau, taking part in several current affairs programs such as: Living Black, Dateline, Insight and The Feed. 

As a member of a team, the cadet is responsible for researching, producing and reporting news and current affairs content, as required by SBS standards.

Previous training in television and/or radio journalism is preferred, as well as the ability to demonstrate a strong interest in broadcast journalism and have a strong understanding of the social, political, and cultural issues affecting indigenous Australians.

Applicants must identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Work Area: News & Current Affairs;
Salary: SBS Salary Band 2: $47,134 – $53,580;
Work Type: Specified Period – Full Time;
Location: Artarmon, Sydney.

Applications must include:

  • Letter of application;
  • Personal and employment resume, outlining journalism experience and qualifications;
  • Examples of your television and radio news reporting or a show-reel posted on a site like YouTube, Vimeo or Flickr, and the link embedded in the emailed application – the only formats accepted are MPEG4 for vision and MP3 for audio, with a file size limit of 4MB per attachment. Please compress any file before attaching.
  • *Please note that material provided as part of your application cannot be returned.

Applications must be submitted online by 5pm, Wednesday 2 October 2013.

If you do not have online access or need further information, please contact Amanda Davies on (02) 9430 3174.

For more information visit the official jobs page on the SBS website.