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PR Junior Media Officer – Political & Government

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My Client is an is an Australian Public Affairs company working across a full range of public issues, developing strategies and campaigns for a broad range of clients - including trade unions, NGO’s, government departments, political and sports organisations.

Due to internal growth they are looking for a Junior Media Officer to join their team for an immediate 3-month contract, with the chance that this might extend out further. Working for a range of organisations, the Communications Consultant provides day-to-day delivery of communication services for clients using all forms of print, electronic, social and digital media. The Communications Consultant provides support to clients under the direction and management of the Account Managers and Directors.

Responsibilities:

• Liaises directly with clients on day to day services
• Attends key client meetings under supervision of Account Managers
• Manages key media relationships and develops accurate and up to date list of contacts and database
• Communicates with relevant internal and external stakeholders to enhance client servicing
• Works with clients to proactively develop positive media stories
• Writes and produces materials including media releases, opinion pieces and copies, media kits and plans, briefing notes and message documents
• Manages and attends media events such as press conferences, announcement and publicity events
• Maintains knowledge of client issues and scope of practice
• Responds in a timely and professional manner to client needs within the provisions of contract
• Participates in the provision of other services to clients (such as attending focus groups, sitting in on strategic meetings and participating in digital services discussions)
• Reports to Account Managers any client issues with the service delivery in a timely manner
• Liaises with and seeks advice from other divisions on best method approach to achieving project outcomes
• Delivers on client needs within project parameters, timelines and budgets under guidance from Account Managers
• Drafts regular client reports and documents such as Work In Progress and monthly reports
• Monitors media on clients behalf and promptly reacts to stories as necessary
• Implements campaign and project delivery utilising traditional & digital campaigning methods

To be successful in this role:

• You will have experience as a journalist, media officer or communication officer
• A track record of success in media work, with proven ability to generate coverage across a range of broadcast and print media including mass market, consumer and online media
• Understanding of campaign communication and advocacy
• Strong knowledge of online media and multimedia
• Effective project and time management skills, including the ability to meet competing deadlines
• Strong communication skills both written and verbal and experience in writing for a variety of audiences
• The ability to work in small teams delivering work to tight deadlines in a high-pressured communication, PR and/or newsroom environment
• Communication or Journalism degree or other equivalent qualification

This is a great opportunity for a driven individual with strong communications ability, political understanding and passion and someone who wants to work in a great working environment in a supportive and structure team. A great salary is on offer, call me today on (02) 8667 8888 or email me at cflood@firebrandtalent.com.au

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