Media Senior Advisor

Media Senior Advisor Ambulance Victoria (AV) is seeking an experienced and highly skilled Media Senior Advisor to work in a full-time ongoing position in its Media Team. Working in a fast-paced environment you will help lead and manage a strategic approach to reactive and proactive media engagement, and strategically managing issues to enhance and protect AV’s reputation. This role is part of the newly realigned Strategic Communication and Engagement structure at AV, and also involves supporting strategic communications projects, campaigns, social media activities and events. In this role you will be part of a team helping our patients and people tell their stories and enjoy the satisfaction of contributing to an organisation that saves lives and improves community health outcomes.
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Department: Ambulance Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Emergency Management
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/603242
Closing Date: 21-Jun-2019
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Media Senior Advisor (603242,603249).pdf (PDF, 307KB)
Job Specification

How to apply for a position with AV.pdf (PDF, 119KB)

Contact: Recruiitment

Position Details

About the role

To be successful you will need to demonstrate you are: agile and flexible; able to flourish in dynamic, fast-paced environments; be collaborative and cross-functional in your approach.

Reporting to the Media Manager, the main duties of the role also include (but are not limited to):

  • Develop and implement strategic, integrated media programs that promote and protect AV's reputation.
  • Create and execute strategic media projects and initiatives for an allocated portfolio that meet customer and business needs using new technologies.
  • Oversee the development of content for print and digital channels and publications which align with strategic messaging that has been developed as part of the overarching media strategy
  • Contribute to the provision of a 24 hour a day / 7 day a week on call media function, using new technologies to facilitate media liaison.
  • Contribute to the development of crisis management plans, and lead the preparedness and response readiness of the team to manage media in accordance with the AV Emergency Management Plan.
  • Provide strategic advice to the Strategic Communication and Engagement Division to ensure goals are achieved and to support AV's reputation and delivery of objectives.
  • Contribute to building a performance based, collaborative culture to foster strong development and continuous improvement across the professional discipline of digital engagement.
  • Promote AV's reputation and credibility in the health sector and wider community, positioning AV in the governmental, departmental and health environments as expert in the field of patient management systems.

About you

To be considered for this position you will possess a tertiary qualification in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or related discipline and/or equivalent experience, with in depth experience working in roles in complex organisations, preferably in the Health or Emergency Services fields.  You will have contemporary working knowledge of media relations, strategic communication and stakeholder engagement coupled with proven management skills. You will possess excellent communication, analytical and business writing skills, with strong contemporary web based and social media technology experience.

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. Hours and days of work may vary as required. This role requires the successful applicant to be available to respond out of hours. This position is based at AV's Doncaster Office.

We believe our people are our greatest resource and the sustainability of our workforce depends on how well we utilise our people's skills and abilities.  If you're ready to play an integral role and deliver results that help make a real difference, we want to hear from you!

How to apply

Applicants are requested to address the selection criteria detailed in the position description and to read the document attached ‘Applying for a position with Ambulance Victoria'.  

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

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Document addressing the Selection Criteria detailed on the last page of the position description

For any queries, please email the Recruitment and Selection Team on or, alternatively, phone +61 3 9840 3653

We request that your application for the Media Senior Advisor position is forwarded by Friday 21 June 2019 by clicking on ‘Apply Online' below.

Our diverse and inclusive workforce allows us to deliver the Best Care to the Victorian community, and helps create a healthier, more productive workplace for our people.

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