Senior Media Adviser – Position Filled

Position: Senior Media Adviser

Location: Sydney

We are seeking a Senior Media Adviser in Sydney to start as soon as possible. Our Government Client has a great 6 month opportunity for the right candidate.

Key accountabilities

  • Develops and issues media materials in collaboration with the Director Media, liaising closely with internal stakeholders and subject matter experts to ensure content is accurate and appropriate, in line with Government policy and supports the Departmental brand and objectives
  • Identify public relations and media issues as they emerge, and act as a source of communication advice for executives and managers, partnering with them regarding issues and media liaison and management, and providing support for public engagements and events
  • Provide and contribute to strategic communication advice, monitoring state-wide media, and responding to media issues and inquiries
  • Coordinate the flow of news about the Department, including major media and critical issues, by researching and preparing media releases and responses, actively engaging with media representatives and providing timely and accurate responses to media inquiries
  • Manage media relations for special events, programs and major initiatives, coordinating the preparation of events and public appearances of the Secretary, Deputy Secretary and senior executives
  • Contribute to speech material for Ministerial visits and International Missions, and to FAQ, Parliamentary Questions and House Folder Notes
  • Build effective and collaborative relationships with the Ministers’ offices, media representatives, the executive and managers throughout the Department to ensure consistent messaging and presentation of the Department’s image, brand and agenda
  • Implement appropriate systems, policies and procedures to optimise media relations and collateral to enhance the accuracy, responsiveness and appropriateness of media outputs and outcomes

Skill requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in media, journalism or similar; or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in media relations, including contacts with media organisations and an understanding of emergent issues impacting the client group

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