Media and Communications Adviser

Job Details
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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1301571
Closing Date: 22-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - VPS5 Media and Communications Adviser (OVMC) Oct 2017.docx (Word, 186KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Rosemary Wilmot
7017 8169

Position Details

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Media and Communications Adviser to join the Office of the Victorian Multicultural Commission (OVMC). 

The OVMC sits within the Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion Division of the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) providing secretariat services and working collaboratively within the Division to deliver events, speeches, festivals, submissions, research and community consultations amongst other things. The OVMC also supports the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) to meet its statutory obligations and program of work. 

This position will be a key resource in the delivery of the VMC's work, and will help design and deliver VMC's communications strategy to promote multiculturalism in Victoria. The successful candidate will also be required to draft speeches and talking points; manage day to day media enquiries including preparing responses, and acting as the main VMC contact with journalists.

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated experience managing media relations, delivering communication strategies and speech writing. 

The closing date for this position is midnight 22 October 2017.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply:

Apply before the advertised closing date via the website

All applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Please refer to the contact on the position description if you have any questions regarding the job vacancy.

Other relevant information:

Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC is an equal opportunity employer and our recruitment process focuses on essential skills and abilities. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities.

DPC values its people and is committed to attracting, developing and retaining diverse talent. DPC actively promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace and does not discriminate based on age, sex, carer or parental status, disability, race, religious belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or other characteristics.

DPC is committed to supporting our employees balance their work and life commitments. Flexible working arrangements give our employees more control over when, where and how they work. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, the types of flexibility may differ from role to role.

The Department of Premier and Cabinet's vision is to be recognised and respected leaders in whole-of-government policy and performance.

We work for the people of Victoria by helping the government achieve its strategic objectives. We do this by supporting the Premier, Deputy Premier, Special Minister of State, the Ministers for Aboriginal Affairs, Equality, Multicultural Affairs, Prevention of Family Violence, Veterans and Women, as well as the Cabinet.

DPC is proud to participate in Recruit Smarter, an initiative of the Victorian Government to address unconscious bias in recruitment practices. For more information on Recruit Smarter, please visit or call 13 22 15.

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