Media Coordinator, Supreme Court of Victoria

The Supreme Court of Victoria is the highest court in Victoria and deals with the state’s most serious criminal and civil cases. More information about the court is available at www.supremecourt.vic.gov.au. Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits. CSV strongly encourages applications from people of any gender, age, religion, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SC0055
Closing Date: 28-May-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: SC0055- Position Description.doc (Word, 244KB)


SC0055- Candidate Application Form.doc (Word, 105KB)


Contact: Sarah Dolan
(03) 9603 6158

Position Details

The Supreme Court recognises that its people are integral to its ability to meet and exceed community expectations and to achieve its goal of being an outstanding superior court.

The Media Coordinator works directly with the Communications and Public Affairs Director to facilitate and strengthen communication between the Court and both the news media and general public. The role is a trusted liaison point between the news media and the Court and is responsible for helping to provide expert advice to bring to life the work of the Court. The role works closely with the Judiciary, Associates, Court staff, the central Communication Services team and members of the media.

Key responsibilities of the role includes:

  • Assist journalists to fairly and accurately reporting of court matters, by providing a highly responsive approach to daily media requests for information about current court matters.
  • Help prepare and review complex technical reports on media coverage and respond promptly and effectively to media requests in consultation with key internal stakeholders.
  • Work with the Communication Services team to develop social media content and work across other communication channels to provide innovative solutions.

To be successful in this position, you will have a high degree of diplomacy and exercise sound judgment when addressing media issues to ensure fair, accurate and contemporaneous reporting.  Your superior written and verbal communication skills and the ability to build sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders will equip you to achieve excellent solutions and outcomes for the Supreme Court.

Further information about the Supreme Court is available at www.supremecourt.vic.gov.au.  We are an equal opportunity employer and foster diversity in the workplace.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, outlining professional skills, knowledge and personal qualities.  Applications should include:

1) resume       

2) a short covering letter and

3) completed application form (see file attachment).

You are only required to address the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Application Form. Individual responses to “key selection criteria” listed on the Position Description are not required. Attachments can be uploaded in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Applicants should view the full position description attached to this advertisement before applying. 

For all enquiries regarding this position, please contact Sarah Dolan on (03) 9603 6158.

Applications close Monday 28 May 2018 


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