Senior Media Advisor

About EPA Victoria (EPA)

EPA works on behalf of all Victorians to protect the environment & human health by preventing & reducing pollution & waste.

EPA sets & enforces environmental standards & strives to achieve clean air, healthy waterways, safe land & minimal disturbances from noise & odour for Victorians.

EPA is Victoria's trusted voice on environmental protection for community, industry & Government.

We are recruiting for roles following the Victorian Government's response to the Independent Inquiry into the EPA. These new positions will help EPA meet the challenges posed by a changing climate, growing population & evolving economy.

At EPA you can make a real difference to your career, work-life balance, future & most importantly, our environment.

Job Details
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Department: Environment Protection Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG5.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/600907A
Closing Date: 24-Nov-2019
Salary Range: $108,726 - $119,052
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior Media Adviser VPS 5.2 PD Oct 2019.pdf (PDF, 192KB)


Senior Media Adviser VPS 5.2 PD Oct 2019.docx (Word, 256KB)


Contact: Terry Sefton
03 9695 2703

Position Details

As the Senior Media Adviser, you will be responsible for leading the response to incoming media enquiries in a timely manner (including out of hours rostered support), in line with EPA's corporate messaging. You will effectively build relationships with journalists and news outlets to facilitate the proactive use of media channels to build the capability of EPA staff to interact successfully with the media.

Being a Senior Media Advisor at EPA is both rewarding and challenging. Working closely with Identity & Corporate Communications and Target Audience Teams and the Stakeholder Design Solutions Unit to proactively plan positive media coverage of EPA that meets the objectives of EPA's Identity and Target Audience Strategies. There are approximately 400 employees to know from head office, to McLeod and the regional areas. Your day will bring you into contact with leaders, other EPA Units/Teams and other external contacts.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Proven track record in media management, a successful career in journalism or as a media advisor, have successfully performed in similar role for a government organisation/Minister's office
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully overseeing and managing a media issues register
  • Extensive understanding of professional network across media and related mediums
  • Extensive working knowledge of media culture, research and reporting methods and techniques
  • Well-developed interpersonal, written,and communication skills
  • Ability to engage and build relationships easily with others
  • Well-developed influencing and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work autonomously on your own initiative and be self-motivated and driven
  • Tertiary qualification in media relations, corporate communications, journalism or similar or equivalent career experience
  • Ability to organise and manage projects

How to Apply: Applicants are invited to apply online

Applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume including contact details of two referees

Applications close midnight on Sunday 24 November position description. All queries in relation to this role should be directed to Terry Sefton, Media Team Leader on 0396 952 703.

All prospective employees are required to undergo a National Criminal Record Check prior to an employment offer being made. Individual responses to key selection criteria listed on the Position Description are not required. EPA Victoria is committed to supporting employees through flexible work arrangements and encouraging work/life balance. We are dedicated to maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported. We proactively seek to employ a diverse workforce to leverage the varied ideas of all employees, that drive innovation and success in everything we do.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

EPA Victoria welcomes applications from serving or past members of the Australian Defence Force.

If you require advice and support with the application process, please contact the Recruitment team on 1300372842.

EPA Victoria utilise an Order of Merit process whereby applicants deemed suitable may be retained on a Merit List, from which their application may be accessed for recruitment for the same role within a 3-month period.

Note: Applications received via e-mail will not be considered.


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