Senior Media Officer

Primary purpose of the role
The primary purpose of this role is to contribute to the maintenance and enhancement of the reputation of the agency and the implementation of both proactive and reactive media and public relations strategies as a member of the Media team.

Key accountabilities
  • Live the NSW Public Sector and organisational values to achieve outstanding outcomes for the organisation and customers
  • Prepare and dispatch media statements covering all operational-related information utilising a range of media channels, including disruption communications in liaison with the operator, ensuring appropriate approval prior to release, and act as organisational spokesperson as required
  • Prepare and disseminate summary information and advice regarding disruptions back to management to support issues management
  • Undertake research and monitor state-wide media releases and responses to provide a media monitoring service and strategic communication advice for the organisation
  • Provide timely and accurate responses and correspondence to media issues and inquiries out of hours (including early morning radio) as required, ensuring a high level of service to members of the media
  • Coordinate event management preparation for public appearances and the writing of material for public speaking by senior management, to ensure event objectives are achieved
  • Build effective and collaborative relationships with media representatives, managers across the department and other media and communications staff across the Portfolio.
  • Act as a central point of contact between the Operations media team and management to ensure that sign-offs are secured and relevant executive members are aware of arising matters and resolutions

Essential requirements
Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline, such as Communications, Public Relations, journalism, media relations, or business related degree and/or equivalent professional experience.
Ability to work outside standard working hours (shift work).

This is a part time role Monday to Friday, the hours range from 5am to 10am or 3pm to 8pm. Weekend work may require from time to time.
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