Communications Officer
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 06 April 2020

Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 6
Salary: $85,394 - $97,732 plus superannuation
Position No: 35880
Directorate: Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development
Advertised (Gazettal date): 19 March 2020
Contact Officer: Charlotte Harper on charlotte.harper@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 7046

Details: Our role is to ensure the Canberra community is well informed on government programs, policies and services, and has meaningful opportunities to inform decision making. We listen to the people of Canberra and are their voice in government. We value ongoing learning and will support you to grow your career. Working with us, you will ensure the right information is provided to the right audience, at the right time. You will:
  • bring an audience-first lens to your work, informed by research, insights and evaluation
  • work with stakeholders in partnership with a strong client service ethic
  • enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be flexible and open to change
  • be supported by whole of government guidelines, policies and procedures, and guided by an annual whole of government communications and engagement plan
The Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate’s Whole of Government Communications and Engagement branch is seeking a talented team member who has a passion for writing, editing and publishing engaging content for print and digital news channels. As part of a small team, you will be responsible for the day to day production of content for the Our Canberra news website and print and email newsletters. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply! Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD) supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Relevant tertiary qualifications and a minimum of two years’ experience working in the fields of digital communications and content production, media, public relations, marketing, or strategic communications is highly desirable. Experience in journalism and newsletter production (print, web and email) will be highly regarded. The ability to work flexibly with some out of hours work is required.
Note: A merit pool will be established for filling identical vacancies within 12 months from this process. This position is part of Activity Based Working (ABW). Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk.
How to Apply: Expressions of Interest are sought from potential candidates and should include a supporting statement of no more than two pages outlining experience and/or ability in the above areas, contact details of at least two referees and a current curriculum vitae.
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