Two SBS journalism cadetships

4 September 2013

Written by: Mandi Santic

These two SBS Journalism Cadetship are 12 month programs designed to develop the skills, experience and abilities of journalism graduates and develop a talent-pool for SBS News and Current Affairs.

During the year, cadets are based mainly in Sydney on the news desks, with placements in Melbourne and Canberra, and on the current affairs programs Living Black, Dateline, Insight or The Feed.

Ideally, you will have completed a tertiary qualification in broadcast journalism and have experience with television, radio and online journalism.

You should have a sound knowledge of national and international affairs, be familiar with SBS’s News and Current Affairs programming and possess news sense.

You will be an effective communicator both in writing and verbally, be able to demonstrate determination, initiative and curiosity, and be passionate about news and current affairs journalism.

The ability to speak a second language and/or have experience of another culture is desirable.

Both of these cadetships are offered for one year with no guarantee of ongoing employment. However, a Cadet who successfully completes the program may be considered for any vacancies within SBS News and Current Affairs.

The Duty Statement and Selection Criteria for these positions may be viewed via this link.

Your application must include:

  • Letter of application
  • Personal and employment resume, outlining journalism experience & qualifications
  • Examples of your television and radio news reporting or your show-reel should be posted on a site such as 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 s part of your application cannot be returned

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide two employment and/or academic referees.

For further information please contact Amanda Davies on (02) 9430 3174.

Applications must be submitted online by 5pm on Wednesday 02 October 2013.