Media Officer

Job no: 511575
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: External Engagement, HEO5

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(HEO5) $74,289 to $82,603 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Continuing, full-time opportunity available immediately.

Seeking an experienced media or public relations officer who is a strong communicator to work in a collaborative and dynamic team environment, and who is flexible and not afraid to jump into the deep end!

Based in the Media & Corporate Relations team and working under general direction, the Media Officer provides assistance to the Media & Corporate Relations team, and across the broader Division as required. This is a diverse role that provides daily media reports to key stakeholders, and will be expected to write straight forward media releases. The role is a first point of contact for the team, and triages requests from the media and other channels such as The Conversation.

As expected in any media role, there will be the need that the successful candidate is flexible in regard to work hours, as not everything happens during the standard hours.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated ability to display high level writing/editing skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, confident presentation, approachability and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals.
  • Experience with digital media content and delivery, including social media.
  • Excellent attention to detail, demonstrated problem solving capability and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Proven ability to actively contribute to a collaborative, dynamic team and adapt to change in the workplace.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your division's broader role

The Division of External Engagement is committed to the University’s growth ambitions through best practice marketing, the generation of international opportunities, and the forging of deep industry, media and alumni connections.  

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 28 March 2023. 

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position; contact:

Crispin Savage
Manager, Media and News
P: 0481 912 465

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 


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