Listed 10 Jun 2021

Program Manager

SBS, Sydney or Melbourne
Application Close: 18 Jun 2021

Program Manager

There’s a reason people work at SBS. Everyone has a story that influenced their choice to join the world’s most diverse and inclusive public broadcaster. Our Audio and Language Content (ALC) division is the heartbeat of SBS. Delivering SBS Charter-focused and community relevant, news, current affairs, information, entertainment and music, our services are available on radio, online, via digital television and social media, as well as offering a variety of podcasts. Servicing 60+ languages, SBS Radio and audio services are dedicated to the nearly five million Australians who speak a language other than English at home, as well as NITV Radio that celebrates the unique storytelling of First Nations Peoples.

About the role

The Program Manager role sits within the Audio & Language Content (ALC) division of SBS and leads a team of Executive Producers to plan and manage the production, implementation, and distribution of distinctive, innovative multi-platform content. ALC’s68 language services deliver news, information, and entertainment to the 4.87m people in Australia who speak a language other than English at home. The Program Manager is a senior leadership role in ALC, reporting to the Network Manager, and manages a program group of individual language services.

This is a permanent full-time position, that can be based in either our Melbourne or Sydney locations.

The core responsibilities of the role are:

  • Managing the production of audio & online content production & delivery in line with audience needs and editorial requirements
  • Collaborating and developing content, community engagement, business and resourcing strategies
  • Coaching and mentoring Executive Producers and Producers providing effective leadership.

About You

The successful candidate will have a passion for SBS’s charter and purpose, and ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities is a must. We’re looking for people coming with:

  • Extensive journalist and radio experience in a multi-platform and delivery environment
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a team, preferably in a broadcast environment
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English.

At SBS, we embrace difference and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. As part of our commitment to closing the gap, we also strongly encourage people of Aboriginal and/or TorresStrait Islander background to apply.

We do not offer sponsorship for this role, so you must have Australian working rights to be considered.

Everything else you need to know about us and everything we need to know about you we can discover together through the recruitment and selection process. If there is anything we can do, or any adjustments that we can make to our interview/recruitment process to better enable you to shine, please contact

Applications close 5pm Friday 18 June 2021

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