Senior Media Advisor - Corporate Affairs & Engagement

Job posted: 20/11/2023
Applications close: 19/12/2023 (Midnight)
13 days remaining

13 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full-time,Ongoing

Organisation: Development Victoria

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: 641

Reference: 641

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

About Us

At Development Victoria, we’re passionate about making Victoria a great place to be. We create vibrant places across our state, through diverse and strategic property development and urban renewal projects.

As the Victorian Government’s development arm, we revitalise iconic public buildings, create important cultural and recreational facilities and repurpose public land, for all Victorians. We also build great homes and communities where people and business can thrive, catering for different budgets, lifestyles, and people - designed to be sustainable and affordable.

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to making employment related decisions without bias or discrimination. We actively encourage sharing of knowledge and best practice across our teams. We respect and value every individual’s unique talent and contribution and harness these strengths to collectively achieve the kind of results we can all be proud of.

We help create a better Victoria.

Job Description

The Role

Reporting to the Executive Director of Corporate Affairs, the successful candidate will act as the key liaison between internal and external stakeholders, playing a crucial role in positioning our work in alignment with government policy.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead our media strategy while nurturing strong internal and external relationships to streamline communication and address challenges.
  • Serve as the initial point of contact for media interactions and inquiries.
  • Collaborate with various teams and government entities to develop compelling messages and media stories.
  • Devise and execute an integrated media and content strategy across diverse channels.
  • Identify proactive media opportunities and cultivate compelling stories from within the organisation.
  • Manage media queries, coordinating timely responses and interacting with ministerial media advisors.
  • Evaluate and report on media achievements and activities.
  • Provide expert counsel on media matters to Development Victoria leadership.
  • Develop high-impact media materials including releases, speeches, presentations, and pitches.
  • Conduct media training sessions as needed.

Desired Skills and Experience

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree or postgraduate degree in journalism, public relations or communications
  • Previous experience in communications, corporate affairs, issues management, media management or journalism   - preferably in the property sector and/or government 
  • Proven experience in strategic media relations and content creation.
  • An understanding of the political environment in which Development Victoria operates. 
  • Strong understanding of government policies and their alignment with organisational goals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to identify compelling stories within complex subject matter.
  • Detail-oriented with a keen eye for accuracy.
  • Demonstrated skill in managing media queries and responding under pressure.
  • Collaborative mindset with proficiency in building relationships.
  • Prior experience in media training and stakeholder engagement preferred


Employee Benefits

  • We drive strong collaboration and support our teams to work virtually and flexibly.
  • Professional development opportunities available including; 
    • Study support
    • Mentoring programs
    • Opportunity to participate in cross functional working groups that drive diversity and inclusion and sustainability initiatives.
  • Novated leasing
  • Purchase leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Technology salary sacrifice
  • Employee referral bonuses 
  • Health & Wellbeing initiatives such as EAP and mental health and wellbeing leave
  • Access to group life & group salary continuance insurance
  • Modern onsite facilities


Application Process

  • Please apply via our careers page linked to this advertisement, applications will not be accepted via email. 
  • Advert may close prior to the closure date if a high volume of applications is received so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
  • Please note: The preferred candidate will be required to complete a national police record check prior to an offer of employment being made.
  • At Development Victoria, we work flexibly and value diversity, and we invite you to talk to us about any preferences or adjustments you may value or require to either our recruitment process or the role itself. If you identify as a person with disability, please let us know how we can provide additional support to your application.


We respectfully request no agency approaches. We will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes being sent to anyone here in our business.


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Senior Media Advisor - Corporate Affairs & Engagement