In February 2005 she was appointed by the Howard government for a five year term to the board of the public broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
Prior to writing for the Australian she had, according to her biographical note, "written for the Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Sunday Age and Quadrant magazine." 
Albrechtsen has a doctorate in law from the University of Sydney, where she has taught. Prior to journalism worked for the legal firm Freehill, Hollingdale and Page where she specialised in "banking and finance, corporate and securities law." 
- "Ms Janet Albrechtsen", accessed September 2005.
Articles by Albrechtsen
- Janet Albrechtsen, "Discrimination Divas", IPA Review, September 1, 2004. (IPA Review is the magazine of the Melbourne think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs).
Articles about Albrechtsen
- Mark Latham, "New Correctness", Auspolitics, August 26, 2002. (This is the text of a speech given by Mark Latham, the member for Werriwa, in the Grievance Debate in the House of Representatives).
- "Janet Albrechtsen's View", Media Watch, ABC TV, September 9, 2002.
- "David Flint and Janet Albrechtsen", Sunday Profile, ABC Radio National, February 27, 2005.
- Cosima Marriner, "Once again ... let's do the ABC shuffle", Sydney Morning Herald, March 1 2005.
- Ross Warneke, "Rewind", The Age, March 3, 2005.