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Senior Media Officer - Melbourne
  • Melbourne based
  • Fixed term – 6 months, with the possibility of becoming permanent

CARE Australia is looking to fill the position of Senior Media Officer within our Marketing and Communications Department. This position assists in promoting the work of CARE Australia to external audiences and to build brand awareness, focusing on media relations for CARE Australia’s fundraising initiatives. This role also helps in raising awareness and public understanding of CARE’s work as well as assisting in developing and managing effective relationships with local and national media.

Your relevant tertiary qualifications in Media, Journalism or Communications and professional experience in journalism or media liaison, including experience in developing media plans and targeting stories to appropriate media will allow you to perform highly in this role. Your experience in monitoring and identifying opportunities and risks within the media context and your ability to coach and prepare spokespeople for media interviews will be complemented by your strong communication and interpersonal skills, judgement, initiative and attention to detail.

Want more information? 
Please view the Candidate Information Pack.

Questions about the role? 
Please contact Laura Hill, Communications Manager on 03 9009 7105 or (Please do not send applications to this address).

To apply:
You must complete the Online CARE Australia Application Cover Sheet or download the Word version of the Application Cover Sheet.

Then email a brief statement addressing the Selection Criteria (found within the Position Description) along with your current CV to:  The subject line of your email should read: LAST NAME, First Name + Position Title + Position Location.

How-to-apply instructions

Applications Close: midnight, 2 September 2014

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CARE Australia is not in a position to sponsor entry to Australia. In applying for an Australian based position you will be expected to already have a valid Australian work permit (permanent residency or applicable work visa).  Information on Australian visas and working entitlements are available from the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

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