Media & External Communications Advisor – Position filled

Position: Media & External Communications Advisor

Location: Sydney

We have a great 6 month opportunity for a Media & External Communications Advisor in Sydney!

Key Accountabilities

  • Monitor media monitoring systems and coordinate the distribution of the daily media report to key stakeholders.
  • Receive and refer media inquiries in a timely, resolute manner; and proactively identify emerging issues impacting on the reputation and brand of the organisation and ensure that these are promptly reported to the Manager.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with communication specialists from across the business to support high-value media and public relations (PR) opportunities.
  • Develop an understanding of the business and its challenges to support the identification of media stories and the preparation of high impact media results.
  • Prepare and draft a range of materials, including: media releases, Q&As, issues briefs, speeches, and opinion articles for media publication.
  • Provide information on media issues and media opportunities to stakeholders to support engagement and management.
  • Coordinate the measurement of the results of media campaigns, including the extent to which they build credibility for the organisation; protect the organisation’s brand, as well as build customer advocacy through earned and paid media.
  • Develop and maintain a network of NSW media contacts (trade, business, political/government, TV, and radio) using these to support positive media outcomes and mitigate reputational risk.
  • Collate and organise interview opportunities and stories to targeted media outlets or journalists.

Skills Required

  • Tertiary qualification (at degree level) in media, journalism, communication; or economics,
    business or politics, or equivalent knowledge and skills acquired through practical industry
  • Relevant experience in communication and media relations within the General Insurance,
    Financial Services and/or Government sectors.

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Job ID: 969

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