APS5/6 Media Officer(s)

Posted 17 June 2022
Salary$53.63 - $58.50 per hour
Job type Contract

Job description

The Opportunity 

On behalf of a large Federal Government Agency, we are looking for an APS5 Media Officer and an APS6 Media Officer. The roles can be based in either Geelong or Richmond and will be 12 month assignments working Monday - Friday, 37.5 hours per week. 

The Media Officers will join the Media, Marketing and Communications branch as part of the Broadcast and Digital Media Team. The team supports social media channels, intranet, e-newsletters and are responsible for creating and sharing stories, outcomes and creative media across those channels. 

Responsibilities will include; 
  • Seeking opportunities to promote the organisation with a particular focus on finding and telling stories of where the services have produced great outcomes
  • Pitch stories and media opportunities to journalists with a view to land stories in mainstream media
  • Build and manage strong networks and connections across internal and external stakeholders 
  • Produce media and other communications 
  • Manage and respond to media enquiries 
  • Other tasks may include; organising photo shoots, supporting video shoots, reporting on analytics and presentations

To be considered

You will have demonstrated experience in writing creative content for varied audiences in different forms and of a high quality, and have confidence and experience in securing media coverage and liaising with journalists.

In addition, you will demonstrate the following skills and experience:
  • Tertiary qualifications in public affairs, media or marketing, journalism, communications or public relations or equivalent experience
  • An understanding of the social media environment and platforms will be valued.
  • Experience in building relationships both with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to respond to and prioritise competing and often urgent requests in a calm and efficient manner while also maintaining high work standards and accuracy.
  • Experience in working with disability is desirable
To Apply 

As this role is within the Federal Government, applications are required to hold Australian Citizenship in order to be considered.

If you are interested in this role, please APPLY NOW or call DFP Recruitment on 8632 9900 for more information.

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via adjustments@dfp.com.au or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.

Note: You may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status.