Job Details
  • Reference395593B_1657851794
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted26 days ago
  • ConsultantNeville Smith

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage a Media and Speechwriting Officer on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

About the Role

The APS6 Senior Media and Speechwriting Officer (Labour Hire) will apply an understanding of the media and political landscape to deliver high-quality advice, support and direction across the Agency and external stakeholders. You will apply strategic nous in developing reactive and proactive media strategies to further the Agency's overarching objectives.

You will relish the challenge of operating in a complex and changing environment. Your media and speechwriting skills will be complemented by sound judgement, resilience and integrity.

The position is expected to perform in a fast-paced environment under limited direction to undertake complex work.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing relationships and building strong networks and connections with internal and external stakeholders, with a focus on journalists, the Minister's office and senior stakeholders.
  • Producing media and other communications products, including media releases, talking points and media plans to support announcements.
  • Drafting strategic, targeted and tailored speeches for the Minister in diverse fora.
  • Identifying proactive opportunities for the department spokespeople and/or the Minister for the NDIS to engage with media.
  • Analysing media sentiment and data, and interpreting results to further strategic engagement.
  • Undertaking a wide variety of general tasks as required, including but not limited to, managing team priorities, providing support for reporting, analytics and executive reporting and presentations.

Key skills required for roles:

  • Demonstrated experience in media, communications or journalism.
  • Relationship management and building networks and connections with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience developing media and other communications products, including media releases, talking points and media plans to support announcements.

Desirable skills to haves for the roles:

  • The ability to analyse media data and interpret results to further strategic engagement.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced team environment to develop strategic media, issues and reputation management approaches.
  • The ability to identify and implement proactive media opportunities

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Neville Smith on 02 6268 9916 or email for further discussion.