Are you already an experienced Media and Communications Assistant and interested in joining one of the liveliest and fast-paced media teams in Perth?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Media and Communications Assistant to support the DFES Media team by liaising with the media, assisting with the delivery of communications campaigns and drafting media statements, responses, speeches and other written material.
They also assist during disasters providing information to the public, and will be part of an on-call roster where they will work independently on occasion.
The successful applicant will already have experience in the Media and Communications industry, have a ‘can do’ attitude, and be a strong communicator. They will work in a great team, making a difference to the community and helping save lives during an emergency.
ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY
You must be an Australian Citizen or hold permanent residency or hold a working visa covering the term of the contract (proof must be provided with your application) to be eligible for this position.
- Demonstrated communication skills including the ability to be clear, concise and accurate in receiving and conveying information in a wide range of contexts.
- Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise, develop and maintain positive relationships with a range of stakeholders, including media.
- Demonstrated problem solving skills including conceptual and analytical ability.
- Demonstrated knowledge of, or experience in journalism, communications and/or public relations fields.
Post-Secondary Qualification in Journalism, Public Relations or relevant field.
FOR FURTHER JOB RELATED IINFORMATION
Contact Team Leader Media and Communications, Siobhan Negri on (08) 9395 9390 or by email email@example.com.
All applications are submitted online. Simply select 'Apply for Job', located at either the top or bottom of this screen, complete the application including submission of the following:
- A cover letter outlining your previous experience in Media and Communications and demonstrating why you are suitable for this role (not exceeding two pages).
- A comprehensive resume that includes the details of two (2) referees who can attest to your suitability for this role.
- Your application may not be assessed if you don’t include both a cover letter and CV;
- Assessment will be made on your application in accordance with the selection criteria contained within the attached Job Description Form (JDF).
- Any contact with DFES during the selection process may form part of the applicant assessment.
- Proforma, faxed, e-mail or late applications will not be accepted.
NATIONAL POLICE CERTIFICATE
A condition of employment for new employees of DFES is that a current National Police Certificate (less than 3 months old) is provided prior to commencement.
As Western Australia’s leading hazard management agency, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) performs a critical role coordinating emergency services for a range of natural disasters and emergency incidents threatening life and property.
Supported by an extensive network of volunteers and career workers, DFES works together with community and government to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from a diverse range of emergencies.
DFES is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages Aboriginal people, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply.
BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH DFES
As well as being a rewarding position and a key networking opportunity, other benefits include:
- Free 24/7 access to an on-site gym;
- Professional development and training opportunities
- Located in a growth area of the southern suburbs with immediate access to the train station;
- The experience of being involved and connected with the community, assisting with emergency incidents.