Media Adviser (VPSG4)

Job posted: 26/05/2022
Applications close: 03/07/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: $90,067 - $102,192

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/50922786V

Reference: VG/50922786V

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

We are looking for someone who has excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the discretion to maintain confidentiality and positive working relationships.

The Media Adviser is responsible for providing media support, issues management and advice to groups, senior executives and ministerial offices. A key aspect of this role is managing relationships with senior stakeholders, journalists and DELWP staff at all levels. You must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the impacts of working in a political environment.

The Media Adviser will deal directly with media outlets and provide responses on behalf of the department. You must be available to take calls from journalists outside normal work hours. The Media Adviser will play a key role in the department's emergency response and all hazards media and communications

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications.  A degree with a major in Communications and/or journalism is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience working in the government sector is highly desirable
  • Previous experience working with the media is highly desirable 

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 7 months. 

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description. 

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 3 July 2022. 

Other relevant information: 

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check. 

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.   

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

We recognise the significant responsibility to enable self-determination, be accountable to Traditional Owners and provide opportunities to strengthen First Peoples' connection to Country. We are committed to creating a culturally safe environment, where individuals feel safe, valued, and able to celebrate their culture, and spiritual and belief systems.

For general information about Aboriginal Employment at DELWP, please contact self.determination@delwp.vic.gov.au.





Media Adviser (VPSG4)

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Nick Talbot | 0417 309 333

Media Adviser (VPSG4)