Senior Communications and Media Advisor

Film Victoria is the State Government agency that provides strategic leadership and assistance to the film, television and digital media sectors of Victoria. We invest in projects and people, and promote Victoria as a world-class production destination nationally and internationally.

We work closely with industry and government to position Victoria as a leader in the Australian knowledge and ideas economy through the growth and development of the screen industry.

Film Victoria is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity amongst its staff. We strongly encourage suitably experienced people from all cultural backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Job Details
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Department: Film Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/102018
Closing Date: 25-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $82,574 - $93,689
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Senior Communications and Media Advisor.pdf (PDF, 190KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Alison Bennett

Position Details

  • Bring your passion for film, television and games to this dynamic role
  • Help grow Film Victoria's public profile, and increase exposure for the people and productions we fund
  • Play an important part in a newly formed division

With a passion for finding, sharing and crafting newsworthy stories, bring your expertise in media management, PR and communications to this critical role within the Marketing, Communications and Events Team. Working with highly experienced leaders in a newly-formed team, this is an opportunity to make your mark, raising the profile of Film Victoria and the screen practitioners and productions it invests in, and positioning Melbourne and regional Victoria as a world-leading destination for screen production.

A strategic thinker with a creative mind, you will be skilled in performing ‘hands on tasks', while equally motived by thinking about and contributing to strategic objectives and long-term goals.

Key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Assist the Marketing, Communications and Events Manager to create communications and engagement strategies which align to Film Victoria's strategic priorities, in order to promote the organisation's work to diverse audiences and raise the organisation's profile locally and internationally
  • Research, write and deliver all written communications, including the fortnightly e-news, blog, web content, media releases, speeches and promotional collateral, ensuring all written content is factually correct, on brand and on message, adhering to style guides and a consistent tone of voice
  • Work with staff across the organisation to proactively identify PR opportunities, driving increased awareness of Film Victoria's breadth of work and funded projects amongst industry, government and the general public
  • Proactively identify and mitigate for issues management, responding to issues in a quick and professional manner as they arise
  • Develop and manage relationships with media to increase Film Victoria's industry and public profile
  • Build effective relationships with staff in relevant Ministerial offices, government departments and agencies to build awareness of Film Victoria's work and to identify joint announcement opportunities
  • Assist with content planning, bringing creativity to identifying and delivering online content opportunities across multiple platforms


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Significant experience in similar communications roles, underpinned by tertiary qualifications in communications, journalism or a related discipline
  • Exceptional written communication skills, with the ability to craft stories and messaging which is on brand, relevant and appealing to diverse audiences
  • A track record of bringing creativity to content and story planning and delivery across multiple platforms
  • Extensive public relations and media management experience, including experience creating and delivering PR strategies which have resulted in increased media coverage over time
  • Demonstrated experience in managing tight deadlines and multiple projects with simultaneous deadlines
  • Proven experience in managing complex stakeholder relations, including influencing the decision making of others, and working collaboratively to negotiate and implement agreed plans / projects.

To learn more about Film Victoria please visit our website at

If you require additional information or would like to discuss the role further, please contact Alison Bennett, Human Resources Manager on (03) 9660 3243.

How to apply

Interested? To apply, please click the Apply Now button or visit

Candidates need to include a short statement addressing Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

Applications close 5pm Thursday 25 October 2018.


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