media officer in Canberra

rachel kadziela, randstad
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AU$ 55.00 - AU$ 60.00 per hour

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canberra, australian capital territory
government & defence
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AU$ 55.00 - AU$ 60.00 per hour
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rachel kadziela, randstad
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Are you an experienced Media Officer who is seeking their next assignment? If so, Randstad would love to hear from you! We are seeking an APS6 Media Officer to commence work ASAP.

This position is full-time and located in Canberra City. The position is available for immediate start for a period of up to 6 months.

About the role:

The Media Officer will perform the following key responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of effective social media solutions and manage social media accounts and provide timely, accurate and appropriate responses.
  • Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of strategic communication programs and associated activities
  • Develop and maintain workflow processes to ensure service provision, tasks and activities are efficiently managed and support effective team delivery.
  • Undertake contract management of communication service providers including assisting with the effective management of financial and other resources.
  • May be required to supervise a team to ensure high quality outputs, including the development of team members at lower classifications, building team capacity and encouraging career development.
  • Develop and support key internal and external relationships, including managing suppliers to achieve work area and agency goals. In addition, represent the agency by promoting its interests in various forums.
  • Provide accurate specialist advice, guidance and reporting on team functional responsibilities.
  • Develop recommendations and make decisions by using professional communications judgement, expertise and knowledge, and by applying legislation, regulations, best practice principles or relevant operating instructions and procedures. Evaluate risks in the context of a complex and changing environment.
  • Perform additional duties or assume responsibility of functions as directed from time to time.
  • Manage and respond to a significant increase in both the volume and urgency of requests for advice and guidance, and in personal workloads, prior to and during events.

About you:

The successful candidate will need the following key skills:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar Media Officer role
  • Experience managing internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in distributing content
  • Ability to update and maintain web sites
  • Eye for design and attention to detail
  • Tertiary qualifications in Communications or other relevant field and/or equivalent industry experience

If you are an experienced APS6 Media Officer, and are interested in the position, we would love to hear from you. Alternatively you can get in touch with us on 6132 3835 or email

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


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Bachelor Degree or equivalent

educational requirements

Bachelor Degree