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EL1 Assistant Director – External Communications

EL 1 Assistant Director – External Communications

  • 12 month contract with scope for extension
  • Majura Park, ACT location
  • Media Liaison experience

Seeking an Assistant Director who enjoys all aspects of communications and can confidently deal with the media to support external communication activities including:

  • stakeholder engagement
  • media liaison
  • public grants announcements
  • newsletter production
  • event launches
  • speech writing
  • management of the website, social media and public enquiries

Your responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and prepare responses to media enquiries from a broad range of media sources with an interest in the higher education sector
  • Prepare draft media releases and associated materials for the Minister’s office, and distribute final media releases to the networks
  • Manage media monitoring and internal reporting activities in relation to the funded research, including to take part in the daily media roster and monitoring the media mobile
  • Project manage and coordinate the production of the quarterly online stakeholder newsletter and annual hard copy and online publication, including writing articles and editing content
  • Effectively mentor and lead the Communications Team

The Must Haves

  • Demonstrated high-level experience in a communications and media liaison position
  • High-level written communication skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Experience managing small projects and preparing a range of communications documentation, including media releases
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to mentor and lead a team as well as actively manage high-level stakeholder relationships

For this recruitment process you must include a statement of why you are interested in the position, and a brief CV (no more than two pages).
This opportunity is within the Australian Public Service.  In order to be considered, please note that candidates must be an Australian Citizen at time of application.
If you would like additional information on this role please contact Kathryn on 0493 138 978 or email Kathryn.buttigieg@calleo.com.au
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