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Media Advisor

Advertiser: Victoria Police3.3636 out of 53.4 overall rating (143 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
24 Jun 2020
Location
Melbourne
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Marketing & Communications, Marketing Communications
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Media Advisor

Media Advisor

About the role:

Working within Victoria Police's Media and Corporate Communications Department, the Media Advisor will work within a large team providing timely and accurate information via media releases in response to activities and issues involving Victoria Police. You will act as the liaison between frontline police, other emergency services, and media organisations when responding to media inquiries, and may be required to attend major incidents to perform the media liaison role.

The selected applicant will assist in the conduct of media conferences, act as spokesperson for Victoria Police as required, and provide advice and assistance to police members regarding the release of information to the media.

The Victoria Police Media Unit operates 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.  Therefore, the successful applicant will be required to perform shift work, including weekends and public holidays.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and support flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • Liaising with journalists
  • Writing media releases, talking points and media responses
  • Developing and implementing communication plans
  • Providing advice to police on media matters
  • Responding to media enquiries in a timely manner.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Well established journalistic and/or public relations experience
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • The ability to develop and implement proactive media programs and strategies
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in public relations, communications, journalism or related field would be highly regarded
  • Ability to work in a busy high-pressure environment

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) full-time fixed term (until 14 May 2021) position is available.
  • The position is located at the Victoria Police Centre (VPC), 637 Flinders Street, Docklands. In mid-2020 the VPC will be relocating to 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • The incumbent will be required to work rostered hours, shift work, some public holidays and weekends. Shift allowances will be paid in accordance with the relevant Victorian Public Service Agreement.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The position may require travel intrastate and interstate.
  • The applicant must hold a current Victorian driver licence.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form - attached to the job advertisement. 

Applications close midnight, Wednesday 8 July 2020.  

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; the Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic), Job Skills Exchange (JSE) website or Seek. 
Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

For further information on this role please contact: Leonie Johnson on (03) 8335 6200 or via email leonie.johnson@police.vic.gov.au.

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8081.

About Us:

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. 

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. 

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps


logo

Media Advisor

About the role:

Working within Victoria Police's Media and Corporate Communications Department, the Media Advisor will work within a large team providing timely and accurate information via media releases in response to activities and issues involving Victoria Police. You will act as the liaison between frontline police, other emergency services, and media organisations when responding to media inquiries, and may be required to attend major incidents to perform the media liaison role.

The selected applicant will assist in the conduct of media conferences, act as spokesperson for Victoria Police as required, and provide advice and assistance to police members regarding the release of information to the media.

The Victoria Police Media Unit operates 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.  Therefore, the successful applicant will be required to perform shift work, including weekends and public holidays.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and support flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • Liaising with journalists
  • Writing media releases, talking points and media responses
  • Developing and implementing communication plans
  • Providing advice to police on media matters
  • Responding to media enquiries in a timely manner.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Well established journalistic and/or public relations experience
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • The ability to develop and implement proactive media programs and strategies
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in public relations, communications, journalism or related field would be highly regarded
  • Ability to work in a busy high-pressure environment

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) full-time fixed term (until 14 May 2021) position is available.
  • The position is located at the Victoria Police Centre (VPC), 637 Flinders Street, Docklands. In mid-2020 the VPC will be relocating to 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • The incumbent will be required to work rostered hours, shift work, some public holidays and weekends. Shift allowances will be paid in accordance with the relevant Victorian Public Service Agreement.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The position may require travel intrastate and interstate.
  • The applicant must hold a current Victorian driver licence.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form - attached to the job advertisement. 

Applications close midnight, Wednesday 8 July 2020.  

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; the Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic), Job Skills Exchange (JSE) website or Seek. 
Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

For further information on this role please contact: Leonie Johnson on (03) 8335 6200 or via email leonie.johnson@police.vic.gov.au.

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8081.

About Us:

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. 

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. 

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps

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