Media Liaison Officer

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Department: Ambulance Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/6005491
Closing Date: 24-Aug-2017
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Media Liaison Officer PD.pdf (PDF, 1.21MB)

How to apply for a position with AV.pdf (PDF, 169KB)

Contact: Melanie Hollingworth

Position Details

Ambulance Victoria (AV) is now seeking a suitably qualified Media Liaison Officer for a fixed-term, 12 month maternity leave position, based in Doncaster. The successful incumbent would be required to start as soon as possible and should be a self-starter.

Reporting to the Manager of Public Affairs, the primary objective of the position is to foster a positive working relationship with the media, with an emphasis on generating coverage that highlights AV's innovation and success. The successful incumbent will also play a key role in supporting AV's wider communications to its stakeholders.

About the role

The responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

• responding to media enquiries;

• liaising with journalists and media;

• developing and supporting strategic media campaigns;

• supporting external events such as launches, openings and award ceremonies;

• contributing to communications across varied channels, including digital media and social media; and

• weekend and shift work as required to support AV media liaison.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have a relevant tertiary qualification and/or media experience, with exposure to journalism desirable. Your ability to prepare well-structured, accurate and concise documents and reports, as well as your attention to detail, needs to be first class. Relationship building is your forte and your strong knowledge of digital and social media will ensure success in this role.  Your capacity to make sound decisions under pressure as well as your high level of integrity will make you a stand out candidate.

What's in it for you?

As a valued member of AV you will enjoy a professional working environment that recognises the importance of work/life balance.  We offer salary packaging options, generous personal leave entitlements, accrued days off for full time roles, and other benefits including free on-site parking.

The salary range for this position is $61,916 to $68,797 per annum + 9.5% super + salary packaging.

How to apply?

Applicants are requested to address the selection criteria detailed on the last page of the position description and to read ‘Applying for a position with Ambulance Victoria'. For any queries please email or contact the Recruitment team on 9840 3653.

Your application will form an integral part of the selection process and should be of a high quality including:

• A covering letter

• A resume

• A document addressing the selection criteria detailed within the Position Description.

We request that your application for the Media Liaison Officer position is forwarded by 5pm, Thursday 24 August 2017 by clicking on ‘Apply Now'.

Ambulance Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

By applying for this position within Ambulance Victoria (AV), you agree to undertake an assessment of any Secondary Employment or outside interests.  This is required to ensure there is no perceived or actual conflict of interest for AV should you be successful and commence in the new role.

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