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Communications Officer

Morgan McKinley
Sydney, Australia
Closing date
Jan 11, 2024

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Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Summary
  • Sydney
  • Contract
  • JN -112023-1951872
  • Nov 29, 2023
  • $50 - $70 ph
Job Description
Opportunity for a Communications Officer to play a key role on numerous communications projects for a NSW Government Department!!

Morgan McKinley is collaborating with a renowned NSW Government department to recruit a Communications Officer.

This role presents an exciting opportunity for a communications professional to develop and implement a range of communication initiatives and coordinate and prepare responses, to ensure key stakeholders are informed of critical and sensitive matters.

As a key member of the communications team, the successful candidate will:
  • Develop, initiate and implement internal and external communication programs and plans to promote and support the role and work of the department
  • Identify target audiences and their communication needs and assess the extent to which those needs are being met
  • Maintain and update the communication strategy and report of achievements
  • Provide a range of communication services which include the writing of articles, publications, presentation materials, internal newsletters, website information and annual reports. Plan, source, research, write, edit, proofread, prepare and co-ordinate the distribution of these materials.
  • Maintain and continuously improve the website to ensure content is relevant and dynamic
  • Research and prepare routine responses to media enquiries in a timely and accurate way
  • Prepare briefings, correspondence and other materials as required to ensure stakeholders are kept informed of critical and sensitive matters relating to business
  • Develop protocols and policies to guide staff in how to respond to requests for information and inquiries from the media, public and external agencies
  • Monitor media, publications and other sources (such as websites and social media) for items of relevance and distribute summaries of these to the relevant staff
We are looking for a self-starter who possesses:
  • Outstanding content creation and writing skills
  • The ability to analyse complex information and convey it effectively
  • Experience working collaboratively across teams and with external stakeholders
  • Previous media experience is highly valued
  • Prior Government experience is desirable
  • Dynamic and high-performance work culture
  • Hybrid work model for flexibility
  • Free parking and accessible to public bus routes
  • Flexible work hours to support work-life balance
  • Competitive hourly rate
Next Steps:

If this sounds like you and you're interested in being considered for this unique opportunity, please apply asap - We will ideally submit shortlists in 24 hours.

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