Job Details
  • Reference393983A_1655254199
  • LocationParramatta
  • SalaryAU$114000 - AU$125000 per annum + Superannuation
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted21 days ago
  • ConsultantAllison Bell

Chandler Macleod is the leading provider of temporary contractors to the NSW Government and has partnered with Local Government Departments and Agencies for more than 25 years.

At Chandler Macleod our mission is to recruit using the BestFit™ methodology which is tailored to providing the most suitable candidate for every position at every level for every Local Government Department.

The Opportunity

Chandler Macleod is looking to engage an experienced Senior Media Advisor within a growing local government department. This position is based in Parramatta with flexible working arrangements on offer.

Job Specification
In this position, you will be required to perform but are not limited to the following tasks:

  • Research and prepare media releases and source, create and collate supporting collateral such as video, images and infographics, social media posts, articles, develop content calendars, communications plans and other relevant information.
  • Actively support media response to issues, incidents and critical events, and for social media moderation, by actively engaging with the business to research and develop timely, accurate and appropriate responses.
  • Identify public relations and media issues as they emerge, and act as a source of communication advice for the Manager Corporate Affairs, executives and managers, partnering with them regarding issues and media liaison and management, and providing media liaison support for public engagements, projects and events.
  • Monitor and evaluate media and social media to gauge success, identify improvements and provide and contribute to strategic communication advice.
  • Act as the media spokesperson for the department.
  • Undertake on call duties and out of hours work as required as part of fulfilling the responsibilities of the role.

About You
To be successful in this position, you will need to have experience in the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Media/Communications or Journalism or relevant demonstrated knowledge and experience in communication management, including contentious issues, communication planning and media.
  • Experience in developing and implementing proactive communication strategies, responding to complex media enquiries and handling multiple issues and tasks on a daily basis.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with a range of media, particularly key print and electronic media.
  • Demonstrable experience in the development of digital news content and a sound knowledge and experience in utilising social media channels.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills for a range of internal and external audiences.
  • An ability and willingness to undertake occasional after-hours and weekend work and rostered on-call media duties.

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