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Communications Officer

Advertiser: Mornington Peninsula Shire3.2 out of 53.2 overall rating (19 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
13 Jan 2020
Location
Mornington Peninsula & Bass Coast
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Marketing & Communications, Marketing Communications

About the business

Mornington Peninsula Shire is Victoria's destination municipality, characterised by unique townships, highly productive agriculture, world-renowned landscapes, tourist regions, and areas of national and international conservation significance within a vital Green Wedge.

With approximately 1200 employees, Mornington Peninsula Shire is a busy and vibrant workplace.

The Mornington Peninsula Shire's Communication Team manages a range of communication channels including: social, broadcast and print media; Shire websites and intranet; email newsletters plus a range print collateral. The Events Team supports the planning, compliance and implementation of a range of events across the Shire.

About the role

Based at the Shire's Rosebud Office the Communications Officer will be required to:

  • Develop, deliver and evaluate communication plans for Shire projects under the supervision of Senior Communications Advisor/s and Team Leader.
  • Develop communication collateral and content in accordance with communications plans
  • Identify positive story opportunities across the Shire
  • Research and write stories for the Shire's internal communication channels
  • Maintain key working relationships with relevant journalists, writers and specialist reporters across all channels and mediums
  • Provide timely media responses and respond to media enquiries in a timely manner
  • Provide support with the development and implementation of internal and Shire managed community events as required.

Job Tasks & Responsibilities

The primary role of the position is to produce communication collateral and content including print, online and digital materials in accordance with communication strategies. The Communications Officer will work collaboratively across the Shire and initiate and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

The role will provide support with the development and implementation of community events as required and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop, deliver and evaluate communication plans for Shire projects under the supervision of Senior Communications Advisor/s and Team Leader
  • Identify positive story opportunities across the Shire
  • Research and write stories for the Shire's internal communication channels
  • Keep accurate and complete records of work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the Shire's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements
  • Maintain key working relationships with relevant journalists, writers and specialist reporters across all channels and mediums
  • Provide timely media responses and respond to media enquiries in a timely manner

Skills, Experience & Other Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in communications, journalism, media and/or public relations
  • Demonstrated experience in the communications field, preferably within a government agency
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of media releases
  • High level of experience in developing communications strategies
  • High level of experience in writing content and editing for a range of publications, communications channels and audiences
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Sound knowledge of media relations
  • Knowledge and practical use of Microsoft Suite

You will also be required to:

  • Hold an Employee Working with Children Check (mandatory)
  • Be prepared to undertake an Australian Criminal History Check (mandatory
  • Hold a current Drivers Licence (mandatory)

To apply, please submit your CV and a one-page cover letter addressing the key selection criteria by 6 pm, Friday 31st January 2020. * Previous applicants need not apply *

Please review the PD in full for specific information about this role.The Mornington Peninsula Shire is committed to creating a diverse and safe environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and Child Safe employer. We welcome applicants who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; have a disability; and/or a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident.

 

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