Senior Communications & Media Advisor Role at Film Victoria

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The position
With a passion for finding, sharing and crafting newsworthy stories, bring your expertise in media management, PR and communications to this critical role within the Marketing, Communications and Events Team. Working with highly experienced leaders in a newly-formed team, this is an opportunity to make your mark, raising the profile of Film Victoria and the screen practitioners and productions it invests in, and positioning Melbourne and regional Victoria as a world-leading destination for screen production. A strategic thinker with a creative mind, you will be skilled in performing ‘hands-on tasks’, while equally motivated by thinking about and contributing to strategic objectives and long-term goals.

Key Responsibilities:
Assist the Marketing, Communications and Events Manager to create communications and engagement strategies which align to Film Victoria’s strategic priorities, in order to promote the organisation’s work to diverse audiences and raise the organisation’s profile locally and internationally.
Research, write and deliver all written communications, including the fortnightly e-news, blog, web content, media releases, speeches, and promotional collateral, ensuring all written content is factually correct, on brand and on message, adhering to style guides and a consistent tone of voice.
Work with staff across the organisation to proactively identify PR opportunities, driving increased awareness of Film Victoria’s breadth of work and funded projects amongst industry, government and the general public.
Proactively identify and mitigate for issues management, responding to issues in a quick and professional manner as they arise.
Develop and manage relationships with media to increase Film Victoria’s industry and public profile.
Build effective relationships with staff in relevant Ministerial offices, government departments and agencies to build awareness of Film Victoria’s work and to identify joint announcement opportunities.
Assist with content planning, bringing creativity to identifying and delivering online content opportunities across multiple platforms

The ideal candidate will have:
Significant experience in similar communications roles, underpinned by tertiary qualifications in communications, journalism or a related discipline.
Exceptional written communication skills, with the ability to craft stories and messaging which is on brand, relevant and appealing to diverse audiences
A track record of bringing creativity to content and story planning and delivery across multiple platforms.
Extensive public relations and media management experience, including experience creating and delivering PR strategies which have resulted in increased media coverage over time.
Demonstrated experience in managing tight deadlines and multiple projects with simultaneous deadlines.
Proven experience in managing complex stakeholder relations, including influencing the decision making of others, and working collaboratively to negotiate and implement agreed plans/projects.

How to apply
To apply, please visit www.careers.vic.gov.au
Candidates must include a short statement addressing each Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the Position Description.
If you require additional information or would like to discuss the role further, please contact Alison Bennett, Human Resources Manager on (03) 9660 3243.

Applications close 5 pm Thursday 25 October 2018.

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