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Media Advisor. Permanent Full Time - Sydney CBD


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About the Company
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 6,500 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role
Based at our Pitt Street Office in Sydney you will work closely with the Senior Media Advisor to support the delivery of strategic and operational media activities for Life Without Barriers.

  • Support the development and execution of the organisation’s media strategy
  • Work with a diverse range of internal stakeholders to identify, plan and manage a pipeline of media opportunities
  • Develop media releases and other communications products
  • Develop and build strong working relationships with media outlets by pitching strong stories
  • Work closely with members of the Communications and Media team to share stories across diverse channels including digital platforms
  • Prepare and brief internal stakeholders for media interviews
  • Provide support for critical incident management
  • Media monitoring, reporting and analysis
Skills and Experience
  • Tertiary qualifications in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related area
  • Demonstrated experience in journalism or public relations/media roles
  • Outstanding communication skills, particularly writing skills
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated experience producing regular media coverage
  • Proven ability to identify good stories and media angles
  • Diverse network of media contacts and proven ability to work constructively with media outlets
  • Highly developed networking and relationship building skills and the confidence to work with people at all levels
  • A proven ability to manage tight deadlines and prioritise work
  • Proven ability to be adaptable and work in a dynamic environment
All successful candidates will be required to undergo probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the position).

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Excellent tax benefits and monthly rostered days off
  • Manage media for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
How to Apply
Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Debra Neil at recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 19th May, 2019.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

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Sydney, NSW,


Media Advisor. Permanent Full Time - Sydney CBD