Media Monitoring Officer

Posted 14 November 2023
Salary$32.90 - $82.85 per hour
Job type Casual

Job description

Our state government client is seeking a Media Monitoring Officer for a 3-month assignment in their West Perth office.

Rate: $32.90 per hour plus Super (penalty shift rates apply – please see list below)
Location: West Perth
Duration: 3 months with possible extension and/or permanency
Type: Casual temporary contract (no leave entitlements – casual loading included in rate)

Start: ASAP

Role Overview:
Media Monitoring Officers provide a comprehensive media monitoring service for the Government of Western Australia and exercise judgement in assessing and identifying news items of importance and relevance to the Department, and other WA Government agencies who are using the service.

Role Responsibilities:
Media Monitoring
Monitors radio and television news bulletins, current affairs and talkback radio programs according to time schedules and monitors the internet and press publications.
Exercises sound judgement in identifying and assessing items from radio and television bulletins, current affairs and talkback radio programs, the internet and press publications relevant to Ministerial portfolios.
In a timely manner, summarises and/or transcribes relevant radio and television news bulletins, current affairs and talkback radio program items, and other items, as required by Ministerial staff.
Identifies important and breaking news items and alerts the shift supervisor.
Scans and saves press material accurately through a database system for access by Ministerial staff; archives press Hems.
Assists in the maintenance of the newspaper library and keeps accurate records of press publications received.
Responds to telephone queries made by Ministerial staff, when required.
Participates and assists in the training of staff.

Corporate Responsibilities:
Contributes to the achievement of corporate objectives by ensuring that stakeholders are dealt with in a professional and timely manner.
Works within corporate policies and procedures, acts with integrity and demonstrates ethical behaviours aligned with the Department Code of Conduct.
Performs other duties as directed.
Takes reasonable care to protect your own safety and health at work, and that of others by co-operating with the safety and health policies and procedures of the Department and complying with all provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984.

Role Specific Requirements and Capabilities:
Ability to monitor, analyse and summarise information from electronic media.
Sound verbal and written communication skills, including spelling and grammar.
Demonstrates good organisation skills through meeting strict deadlines and working under pressure.
Good computer literacy skills, including word processing skills and audio typing skills, possess the ability to operate monitoring tools, which include audio/video equipment as well as audio visual and press clipping software.
Demonstrates a good ability to work in a close team environment.

Sound research skills.
A broad general knowledge and interest in news and current affairs.
Media monitoring experience.

Other Requirements:
Full working rights within Australia
Current National Police Clearance (dated within 3 months)
Must have full availability for morning, afternoon and night shift
Current driver’s licence
Reliable vehicle

Standard - $32.90 per hour plus Super
Afternoon - $41.13 per hour plus Super
Overtime (first 2 hours of work outside 7am to 7pm) - $49.35 per hour
Overtime (after 2 hours of work outside 7am to 7pm) - $65.80 per hour
Public Holiday - $82.25 per hour plus Super

The occupants of these positions are required to work shift work on a rotating basis. Shifts operate across the entire week, including the weekend. Shifts range from commencing at 5:00am with others concluding at 10:00pm.

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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 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.