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Senior Media Officer

Organisation/Entity:  Department Of Transport
Job Category:  Projects
Job Location: 

Bathurst, NSW, AU, 2795 Gosford, NSW, AU, 2250 Tamworth, NSW, AU, 2340 Dubbo, NSW, AU, 2830 Newcastle, NSW, AU, 2300 Coffs Harbour, NSW, AU, 2450 Orange, NSW, AU, 2800

Job Ref No:  41263
Employment Type:  Permanent Full-Time
Salary Range:  $120423.0-$134872.0

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


Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Media Officer to join our Communications – Media & Content branch. The primary purpose of this role is to support the Manager, Media and lead as a senior member in a team that provides strategic advice to share important information with NSW transport customers, and to positively contribute 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 aligned to Transport’s vision and values. 


Please note that this role support remote flexible working practices across regional NSW, If successful for this role, you will be aligned to the nearest regional office location.


Your Key Focus


  • Prepare and issue media statements whilst ensuring appropriate approval prior to release and under direction, act as organisational spokesperson as required.
  • Support management in providing strategic communication advice by monitoring state-wide media, preparing material for public engagements and responding to media issues and inquiries out of hours (including early morning radio) as required.
  • Support the management of major media and critical issues by researching and preparing media releases and media responses.
  • Ensure a high level of service to members of the media by providing timely and accurate responses to media inquiries.
  • Contribute to the functioning of issues management and media monitoring services, including the dissemination of summary information across Transport for NSW.
  • Coordinate event management preparation for public appearances and writing of material for public speaking by senior management, to ensure event objectives are achieved.
  • Build effective and collaborative relationships with the Ministers' offices, media representatives, managers across Transport for NSW and other media and communications staff across the Transport Portfolio.
  • Demonstrate the five ways of leading behaviours to deliver organisational outcomes for our customers, our people and communities for the greater good. 


About You


  • Over 5 years’ experience working in a similar role
  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications or demonstrated, relevant, equivalent professional experience.
  • Demonstrated media/journalism experience within a Government, public relations or media environment in a contentious and complex environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying potential critical issues, and preparing appropriate media strategies for high profile and sensitive media issues.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meeting deadlines


Want to know more?


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


Salary and Benefits


The salary for this position is USS10 ($128,887 - $140,851) 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 Oct2021


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