Newsroom Editor

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. Our role is to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities; stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and confidence; and support sustainability.

The Department is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, and support ways of working that help employees balance work and home life. The Department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Department offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.
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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Ongoing - Flexible
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/001920
Closing Date: 21-Dec-2017
Salary Range: $113,156 - $151,426
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: VPS6 - Newsroom Editor_PD.doc (Word, 170KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Holly Stanton, Director Digital Channels and Brand
(03) 8392 6259

Position Details


  •  $113,156 - $151,426 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne, CBD (flexibility may be available)



The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) brings together many of the main drivers of economic development and job creation in Victoria. These include transport and ports, investment attraction and facilitation, trade, innovation, regional development and small business, together with key services to sectors such as agriculture, the creative industries, resources and tourism.

 Our work supports eight ministers, spans 12 portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices.


About The Position

This newly created role within the Stakeholder Communications and Channels Division will set up and lead the Newsroom. Reporting to the Director Digital Channels and Brand, the Newsroom Editor plays a key strategic editorial and coordination role to deliver innovative, high-quality, and leading-edge digital, social media and newsroom services for the department. The role operates in a fast-paced news environment, and uses sound judgement to publish timely news and act as the escalation point in sensitive editorial scenarios. The Newsroom Editor develops and maintains positive relationships with a varied range of stakeholders including senior executives, ministers' offices and colleagues across the department.


About You

You will join our high performing team, bringing with you a deep understanding of the evolving digital news space. You will have proven experience in delivery of effective digital content strategy, with outstanding stakeholder management skills. You will have a 'nose for news' and understand consumer behaviour in a rapidly changing digital news landscape. You will be comfortable making authoritative decisions about news coverage under pressure, and maintain composure in this fast-paced role. You will be an inspiring and collaborative leader who can develop the team and drive continuous improvement through evaluation and adaptation.

For a confidential discussion, please call Holly Stanton, Director Digital Channels and Brand on 03 8392 6259.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button below. All applications must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 21 December 2017 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description. 

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