Social Media Officer

The Social Media Officer manages multiple social media platforms for the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA). Accelerate your communications career in work committed to sustainability and care for the environment. The VFA is a statutory authority established to facilitate the effective management of Victoria’s fisheries resources in a coordinated and strategic way that ensures their ongoing sustainability. The VFA functions to ensure that the Government, the recreational and commercial fishing sectors, and the Victorian community can share in and obtain the benefits from sustainable fisheries management.
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Department: Department of Transport
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/021067
Closing Date: 03-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Social Media Officer VPS4 - SEP2022.pdf (PDF, 396KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Marc Ainsworth

Position Details

Social Media Officer

Do you know how to spot a newsworthy story and quickly turn it into engaging content?

Are you a brand manager, a moderator, and an influencer?

Bring your creativity and social media expertise to our high-performance team, in a role that will accelerate your skills and boost your career.


  • Annual Salary Range: VPS 4, $90,067 - $102,192
  • Employment Type: 12 months, Fixed Term
  • Location: Melbourne (flexibility available)


About the opportunity

The Social Media Officer manages multiple social media platforms for the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA), in a meaningful role that contributes to conservation & sustainability.

This pivotal communications work extends beyond socials to deliver messages, build awareness, and influence more traditional avenues such as web, video, public media, advertising and events.

Be responsible for the daily flow of social media, including crucial:

  • content creation
  • moderation
  • reputation management

About you

You have demonstrated experience managing all aspects of an organisation's social media platforms.

You hold an appropriate tertiary qualification in Communications, Digital Media or Public Relations, or have an equivalent level of experience.

Experience with desktop publishing, Photoshop, Trello, Canva, video-making software for social media, and digital photography is advantageous.

You have excellent written and social communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to to provide great customer service experiences and develop genuine working relationships with your team and stakeholders.

You are confident and in control in the social media space. You know how to influence and optimise outcomes to deliver projects & events, on time and within budget.


This position will require you to hold a valid Driver Licence. It involves some evening & weekend work, as well as requirements to travel.


We value you for your creativity, innovation and ability to work & grow as part of our collaborative team.

We'll support your career goals with opportunities for professional development and salary progression.

Essential information is about this career-changing role is available in the Position Description

How to apply

Include your resume and a brief cover letter

Applications close 11.59pm on Monday, 3 October 2022

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Marc Ainsworth on 0448 512 213

It is an inherent requirement of this position that the employee is ready, willing and able to perform work outside their ordinary place of residence as and when required.

Please note, this position requires the successful employee to provide evidence of up-to-date vaccination against COVID-19 (currently two doses), or valid exemption status. Failure to comply with this condition of employment will impact your eligibility for employment in this position with VFA.
This role requires high levels of integrity and confidentiality. Applicants will be required to complete a security clearance process, including a national police and fisheries agency records check, a driver history check and a declaration of private interests. Applicants will be assessed in accordance with Victoria Police prior offence history guidelines

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