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Reference Number 12774
Position Title Media Coordinator
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 6.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 6.3 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Media Coordinator 

Reference Number: 12774 

Salary Range: Level 6 - $82,180.86 - $87,476.83 per annum + 15% loading for working unusal hours
Location: 119- 1 45 Spence Street, Cairns

Close Date:  Monday 25 March 2019 

Opportunities like this are few a far between so don’t miss out on your chance to make your mark and raise the media profile for Cairns Regional Council.  We are now seeking a highly energetic, suitably qualified & experienced Media Coordinator to join our Marketing and Communications team now! 

Reporting to the Marketing & Communications Manager this key strategic position will develop and maintain a positive media profile for Council by managing the relationship between Council and the media. You will also monitor and respond to media coverage and strategically plan and implement media campaigns as appropriate and seeking to continuously improve and develop methods of communicating with the public. 

The individual we are seeking will be a highly skilled professional who is a team player, proactive and thrives in a busy environment. You will need be able to work autonomously as well as in a team. 

Ideally, the successful applicant will have:- 

  • Tertiary qualifications in the disciplines of journalism, public relations or similar field.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a daily newsroom or similar experience in a political environment.
  • Extensive news story portfolio or equivalent in a political or corporate public relations position.
  • Demonstrated strategic media thinking and the ability to develop and implement campaigns, combined with a strong understanding of crisis media management.
  • A thorough understanding of Local Government context and local issues.
  • The ability to relate well to the public, elected members, media, management and staff.
  • Current Drivers Licence. 

In return we offer the following benefits:- 

  • Great team environment
  • 19-day month
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised uniform allowance
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym / swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development  

 For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please download a copy of the information kit. 

How to Apply:

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment: 

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following pre‑employment assessments / checks:-  

  • Pre‑employment medical, which will include a functional capacity assessment and drug and alcohol test.
  • National police / criminal history check.
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification / Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check

Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:-

  • Permanent resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to work visa
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have Tertiary qualifications in the disciplines of journalism, public relations or similar field?
Essential: Do you have a minimum of three years’ experience in a daily newsroom or similar experience in a political environment?
Essential: Do you have an understanding of Local Government context and local issues?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 25/03/2019
Position Description
Information Kit - Media Coordinator HR063 #12774.pdf Open
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.