APS5 Media Officer

Posted 24 June 2022
Salary$53.63 per hour
LocationCanberra
Job type Contract
DisciplineGovernment, Defence, Emergency, Government
ReferenceJO-2206-482236

Job description

About the Organisation
Our client is an independent statutory agency that supports a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers.

About the Team
The Media, Marketing and Digital Communication Branch works to enhance the Agency’s reputation with a focus on participants.
The Broadcast and Digital Media team builds and protects the Agency’s reputation by creating and sharing stories about its participants, providers and Scheme outcomes, and cultivating media relationships.
The team’s work supports multiple Agency-owned channels including Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube,  website,  intranet, participant and provider e-newsletters, participant myplace portal and My app.

About the Role
The APS5 Media Officer will help create awareness and build support for the Agency by working with diverse internal and external stakeholders to help deliver a range of communications, media solutions and opportunities.
The position is expected under limited direction to undertake complex work that is guided by legislation, policies, and precedents.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Seeking opportunities to promote the Scheme, with a particular focus on finding and telling individual stories about participants who are benefitting from their supports.
  • Pitching participant stories and other media opportunities to journalists with a view of landing stories in mainstream media that help build community awareness and promote the Scheme.
  • Managing relationships and building strong networks and connections with internal and external stakeholders, with a focus on journalists, disability service providers, and Partners in the Community (PITC).
  • Producing media and other communications products, including media releases, talking points, social media posts and media plans to support announcements and media opportunities for spokespeople and the Minister.
  • Managing and responding to media enquiries, media monitoring and identifying potential media risks.
  • Undertaking a wide variety of general tasks as required, including but not limited to, organising photo shoots, supporting Digital Media video shoots, and providing support for reporting, analytics and executive reporting and presentations
How to Apply
Should you be interested in this role please send your CV via SEEK or call Francesca Avelluto for a confidential discussion (or email favelluto@dfp.com.au)

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.