Job Details
  • Reference383497A_1637106880
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted10 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 an APS4 Media Officer on a contract until 30/06/2021 with potential extension of 2x6 months.

Primary purpose of position:

  • Supporting a large national team by completing a wide range of tasks to assist in deploying campaigns and media strategies
  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to work with competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

Relevant Duties:

  • Support public relations campaigns with timely, effective media engagement - liaising with newsrooms around the country and working with Agency spokespeople to organise interviews, generate media coverage and disseminate key health messages.
  • Draft basic media materials including speaking points, media responses and releases.
  • Resolve moderately complex enquiries from media stakeholders and provide information and advice as needed, under guidance.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and escalate as needed.
  • Apply judgement, knowledge and discretion in interpreting and applying legislation, instructions, guidelines and procedures.
  • Follow all Agency policies, procedures and instructions and take reasonable care for your own health, safety and wellbeing in the workplace.

Qualification & Capabilities:

  • Tertiary qualification or experience in journalism or communications.
  • These capabilities are in line with the Australian Public Service Commission integrated leadership system which can be found on the Australian Public Service Commission website.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will be required to have a Baseline security clearance.
  • Australian Citizenship is a condition of eligibility.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain national police check.

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.