Media Manager

  • Corporate Communications – Mt Helen Campus
  • Full-time, continuing appointment
  • HEW 9 - $112,987 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

About the role
Lead and manage the media team across all campuses to provide responsive high-level strategic communications advice to enhance and protect the university’s reputation at a regional, national and international level.

You will:

  • lead and manage the day-to-day functions of the team;
  • manage all communication sources related to the Vice-Chancellor’s public profile and the university’s reputation including speeches, opinion-editorials, talking points and social media;
  • develop and implement media training, mentoring, advice and support;
  • address and manage reactive media relations activities; and
  • develop and maintain a media calendar, up-to-date media contacts and relationships with key journalists and media outlets.

About you
To be considered for this position, you will have demonstrated:

  • experience working in or with media at a state or national level;
  • professional communications writing skills with attention to detail for the drafting of media releases, speeches, reports, presentations, and other communications on behalf of executives;
  • understanding of a range of media and social media platforms, and the ability to ensure consistent and effective messaging across multiple platforms;
  • interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise with a diverse range of people and to establish working relationships across all levels;
  • understanding of political sensitivities with the proven ability to maintain confidentiality, consider and manage sensitive matters diplomatically and discreetly; and
  • ability to utilise initiative, exercise independent judgement and make timely responsive decisions.

Careers at Federation University Australia
We are regional Victoria's largest education institution, with campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland and the Wimmera providing easy access to study, and approximately 1,300 continuing staff members committed to teaching excellence and student support. We offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits, in addition to competitive remuneration packages and regional living. For more information on a career with us, please review our Candidate Information Booklet, available at

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sex and genders.

Please apply by Sunday, 22 March 2020.

Applicants are required to address the Key Selection Criteria, for further information on preparing a job application, please click here.

All University positions delivering education and/or services to children must hold a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC). Please refer to the position description for WWCC requirements.

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