Media and Communications Manager - Maternity Leave Contract - 12 months

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 31/03/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 12 months

Organisation: Fed Square

Salary: $105,479 - $127,621

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/CORPCOMMS-2023-02

Reference: VG/CORPCOMMS-2023-02

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: $105,479 - $127,621

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Make Anything Happen! Be part of a team of handpicked few that have the honour of bringing Melbourne’s civic and cultural heart to life each day. With Melbourne on your doorstep, there are boundless possibilities to create, contribute and put your stamp on it at MAP Co.

Maternity Leave Contract - 12 months


Immersed in Australia's largest ever cultural infrastructure project, managing Melbourne's civic and cultural heart, and surrounded by all that the city has to offer, MAP Co employees can truly make their mark.

A new state government entity, MAP Co is responsible for the delivery of the Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation project as well as the operations, programming, promotion and maintenance of Federation Square and the new Melbourne Arts Precinct public spaces.

Set to boost Melbourne's standing as a creative and cultural capital and to harness the immense potential of one of the most vibrant arts corridors in the world, MAP Co is delivering capital projects including the $1.7 billion Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation project.

The Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation project will deliver The Fox: NGV Contemporary, a new gallery dedicated to contemporary art and design; an 18,000 square metre public open space in the heart of the precinct; significant upgrades to the State Theatre; and new restaurants and bars throughout the space. When complete, the Melbourne Arts Precinct will shine a light on Australia's incredible creative talent and serve a global cultural tourist drawcard.

Joining the MAP Co means being part of the team that will deliver a complex, city-shaping project of state significance and unprecedented scale in Australia. If you are interested in making your mark on Melbourne, MAP Co is the place for you.


The Role

As the Media and Communications Manager, you will drive the strategic communication strategy for MAP Co promoting positive awareness through proactive media engagement, engaging narrative and high-level stakeholder relationship management. We are looking for someone equally creative as they are pragmatic.  An excellent storyteller who is also expert in crisis and reputation management. You will be joining a high calibre Corporate Communications Team supporting the positive positioning of Fed Square, MAPT and the Melbourne Arts Precinct Corporation.



  • Develop, manage, and deliver the media and communications strategy for MAP Co to drive positive awareness of Map Co, Fed Square and MAPT.
  • Lead effective communications campaigns and manage media and influencer partnerships, positive media coverage and general strategic communications activities.
  • Develop high level consistent brand and project narratives for all areas of MAP Co.
  • Foster and manage high level relationships with stakeholders including State Government, local council, project and precinct partners and tourism bodies.
  • Responsible for crisis communications management, identifying and preparing for potential risks to the reputation of MAP Co.
  • Manage the strategy for MAPT and Arts Precinct communication channels.
  • Support stakeholder and community engagement opportunities as part of the MAPT project.


 Your Experience

  • Experience and understanding of the local and national media and communication landscape.
  • Demonstrably strong relationships with media and experience in generating earned editorial.
  • An exceptional communicator with a proven ability to identify and articulate newsworthy
  • angles/stories and adapt communications effectively to different audiences
  • Experience of dealing with Government relations including preparation of Ministerial media briefs and key messages.
  • Demonstrated experience in crisis communications, planning and delivering media events and press conferences.
  • Ability to deliver strategic communications advice and counsel and thrive in a face paced, customer centric environment.
  • Ideally, some previous experience in a government funded infrastructure project.



  • Degree in Communications, Journalism or Media studies



Please apply by sending through your CV and a one-page cover letter addressing the core requirements of the role by midnight 11 April 2023.

 Shortlisting will occur throughout the duration of the ad being up, so please do not delay applying.

Media and Communications Manager - Maternity Leave Contract - 12 months

Job type:

Full time / 12 months

Job classification:

Not provided


Dolly Valerie Bertulfo | positions@fedsquare.com

Media and Communications Manager - Maternity Leave Contract - 12 months