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Media Officer

Organisation/Entity:  Department Of Transport
Job Category:  Information & Communication Technology
Job Location: 

Bathurst, NSW, AU, 2795 Coffs Harbour, NSW, AU, 2450 Orange, NSW, AU, 2800 Dubbo, NSW, AU, 2830 Tamworth, NSW, AU, 2340 Wagga Wagga, NSW, AU, 2650 Newcastle, NSW, AU, 2300 Gosford, NSW, AU, 2250 Albury, NSW, AU, 2640 Wollongong, NSW, AU, 2500

Job Ref No:  41185
Employment Type:  Permanent Full-Time
Salary Range:  $106086.0-$118816.0

About Us


At Transport, we’re passionate about making NSW a better place to live, work and visit. Our vision is to give everyone the freedom to choose how and when they get around, no matter where they live. Right now, we’re delivering the largest infrastructure program that Australia has ever seen - to keep people and goods moving, connect communities and shape the future of our cities, centres and regions. At Transport, we’re also committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce, which reflects the community and the customers we serve.

Our organisation – Transport for NSW – is comprised of numerous integrated divisions that focus on achieving community outcomes for the greater good and on putting our customers at the centre and our people at the heart of everything we do.


The Opportunity


With a focus on growing our Media division, we are seeking a permanent Media Officers to join our expanding team based in Regional NSW ( West, North and South)

The primary purpose of this role is to support the Manager, Media in providing strategic advice and media services across TfNSW to share important information with NSW transport customers, and to positively contribute to the reputation of Transport for NSW.

The role contributes to the development and implementation of proactive and reactive media, social media and public relations strategies, and will manage issues and crisis collaboratively with a strategic focus that is aligned to Transport’s vision and values.


Your Key Focus


  • Provide professional assistance with public affairs, reviewing contentious issues, liaising extensively with portfolio agencies, and preparing and issuing media statements, ensuring appropriate approval prior to release.
  • Contribute to the event management preparation for public appearances and writing of material for public speaking by senior managers to ensure event objectives are achieved.
  • Provide support in evaluating media coverage, identifying opportunities and risks, providing advice, briefing notes and other material for senior staff and the Minister.
  • Liaise as directed, with the Minister’s office on media issues to ensure alignment in the approach taken and responses across the transport portfolio agencies.
  • Collect and communicate information in regards to current affairs and recent developments that impact on the transport portfolio.
  • Assist with developing effective public affairs and media policy and procedures
  • Demonstrate the five ways of leading behaviours to deliver organisational outcomes for our customers, our people and communities for the greater good


About You


  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated experience working in a similar role
  • Experience in journalism, media relations or public relations in a contentious and complex environment in either the public or private sector
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the concepts, principles and practice of media management and communications
  • Demonstrated experience dealing with high volume media releases and enquiries
  • You will have the ability to work independently and contribute effectively in a collaborative team environment whilst maintaining a high level of work ethic
  • Build collaborative relationships across a wide variety of stakeholders
  • You are a team player, self-motivated, can work autonomously, self-directed, apply initiative and great at solving problems. 


Want to know more?


Please click here to view a copy of the position description.


Salary and Benefits


The salary for this position is Grade 7 ($106,86 - $118,816) per annum plus superannuation and leave loading.

For more information on Employee Benefits at TfNSW please click here.




Joining Transport for NSW, you’ll have access to a range of unique government benefits in a flexible work environment like no other. If you’re ready to step into this meaningful and rewarding role, we want to hear from you!

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process.

The way we work is evolving, and we want to enable our people to work in ways that work for them. We’re moving from predominantly office-based work to a more flexible approach that supports working from different locations, including regionally. If you’re interested in working from a location not listed in the job ad, please get in touch with the Talent Specialist to discuss what’s possible.

Our Commitment to Diversity


Great people come from all walks of life. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve. We actively promote gender diversity in our workplaces, the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the employment of people with a disability. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, or sexual orientation. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call/text or email the contact person for this role.

For any enquiries, please email Mary – mary.norouzifar@transport.nsw.gov.au

Apply today to register your interest!

Find out more about Transport for NSW at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/about-us


Applications close: 11:59pm, Sun 24th Oct 2021

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