Media Manager

• Located at CFA Headquarters, Burwood East

• Ongoing Full Time

• $113,604 pa (plus 9.50% super)
Job Details
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Burwood East
Reference: VG/1397661
Closing Date: 24-May-2019
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Media Manager 113645.pdf (PDF, 291KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Sally Pickering
03 9262 8567

Position Details

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest, and most highly regarded community based emergency services organisations. We respond to fire and other emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whilst our firefighters are the cornerstone of CFA services, what goes on behind the scenes is just as important in helping to protect lives and property. 

About the Role: 

CFA operates in a complex environment where reputation and community awareness is key to meeting the organisation's vision and principles. 

CFA's Media Unit is a team of media specialists responsible for developing and implementing strategies which protect the reputation of CFA and champion the work of staff and volunteers. 

Reporting to the Media Director, the Media Manager is responsible for day-to-day, direction and control of the advisers within the Media Unit. 

The Media Manager will use their professional media and communications expertise and extensive experience to drive the media strategy, review it regularly and advice on improvements. 

The Media Manager will ensure advisers deliver high quality communications materials in accordance with CFA policies and procedures and that reputational risks are identified and managed through robust strategies and tactics. 

The successful candidate will have: 

  • Significant, professional expertise and/or extensive experience as a communications and media manager within the media industry, government and/or corporate sector.
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, including responsibility for the management of other high-level communication professionals and the proven ability to develop and lead a highly disciplined team.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to advise and influence at the highest levels of an organisation.
  • Proven ability to manage numerous and concurrent issues impacting on an organisation and produce high quality work within tight timeframes.
  • Ability to manage a range of stakeholder relationships, gain trust and confidence at all levels and influence positive outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying issues, risks and opportunities which have an impact on an organisation's reputation and brand.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a field such as journalism, communications, media or public relations, or an equivalent combination of relevant qualifications and/or experience. 

Your Application 

When applying for a position with CFA, the key to progressing in the selection process is the quality of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you have the qualifications, experience, key attributes and skills required for the position. 

Applicants must address the selection criteria outlined in the attached position description. 

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Responses to the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the Position Description
  • Resume 

Submitting your Application

When you click the 'apply' button you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions. 

The successful applicant will be required to complete a National Police History Check. 

CFA supports flexible working arrangements and is committed to being an inclusive, fair and child safe organisation for all staff, volunteers and the community.


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