SBS Journalism Cadetships

28 September 2010

Written by: Jean Kemshal-Bell

SBS’s News and Current Affairs team is offering three one-year cadetships to a recent journalism graduate wanting to build their career in broadcast journalism.  One of these positions is a designated indigenous cadetship.

Ideally, applicants will have completed a tertiary course in television and/or radio journalism. SBS will also consider your application if you can demonstrate a strong interest in broadcast journalism. Experience in online journalism is advantageous.

Applicants must have a good general knowledge of local and international news, and are familiar with SBS’s News and Current Affairs offerings. You should display a good news sense and use your determination, initiative, along with effective verbal and written communication skills, to develop compelling and relevant story packages for SBS audiences.

Applicants that can communicate in a language other than English and/or have experience of another culture – including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community – will be looked upon favourably.

Successful cadets will join SBS in early 2011, and will be based at the Sydney head office, working on television, radio and online news desks.

Cadets will also undertake placements in Canberra and Melbourne bureaux. Candidates must be able to undertake shift work (involving evening and weekend work).

Your application must include:

Letter of application

Personal and employment resume outlining journalism experience and qualifications (if any)

Your statement addressing the Selection Criteria

Examples of your television or radio reporting, or your efforts to be broadcast, to be provided in the following format: vision – MPEG 4 or audio – MP3. Note: There is a file size limit on each attachment of 4MB and you can attach up to three files. Please compress any file before attaching it.

For more information click here.

Applications close 5pm 8 October