Media & Communications Officer

Part time - 30 hours per week, Flexible & Friendly work environment, Located in Thornton.

We are looking for a vibrant and proactive part-time Media & Communications Officer to join our team at the Hunter Joint Organisation (JO). This is a key role within the organisation, working closely with our Executive Team to deliver our Communications & Engagement Strategy, and supporting delivery of the Hunter JOs strategic priorities. 

As the Media & Communications Officer you will be a self-starter; able to adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment. You will be able to prioritise to reach deadlines and work well within a team.

Working for the Hunter JO

The Hunter Joint Organisation (Hunter JO) is the hub for local government collaboration, striving to strengthen communities by facilitating evidence-based strategic outcomes for the Region. A progressive and visionary organisation, the Hunter JO creates and has input on a diverse range of projects that are both imperative and interesting. Its principal functions include:

  • Regional strategic planning and priority setting
  • Intergovernmental collaboration
  • Shared regional leadership and advocacy

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drafting and creation of communications collateral for web, print and online, including copywriting
  • Coordinate with the Hunter JO Regional Policy & Programs Executive Support & Programs Officer to collect and collate stories from the division for the Hunter JO Corporate Newsletter, website, and social media channels
  • Engage with partners and other stakeholders within the Hunter JOs member councils, including communications teams
  • Assist in delivering communications campaigns and ensuring branding consistency across the Hunter JO Regional Policy & Programs Division
  • Assist with the development and execution of digital communications across relevant platforms
  • Data collation and reporting on communications and media activity related to the Hunter JO and its member councils

Skills and Experiences:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Communications, Media, Marketing or a related discipline;
  • Copywriting and editing skills, including experience in writing publications, newsletters and online content
  • Demonstrated high-level interpersonal skills to liaise with internal and external stakeholders through verbal and written communication methods
  • Ability to prioritise effectively and work flexibly within a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently, and to exercise initiative and problem-solving skills
  • Proven experience with Wordpress and other web platforms, including Facebook & LinkedIn
  • Current NSW C Class Drivers Licence

How to Apply

  • Closing date for applications is 10.00 pm Sunday 18th October 2020.

05/10/2020 $0 Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter 1 Marketing & Communications
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