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Media Relations Advisor - Data61

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• Media Relations

• Sydney - Indefinite position

• Be a part of our new division of CSIRO, leading the charge on tech innovation in Aus!

The opportunity:

Are you looking for a role that allows you to contribute to a good cause – promoting the work of an organisation that is leading the way in creating Australia’s data-driven future?

Do you want to work with the nation’s best data scientists and engineers to promote ground-breaking research and technologies, and tell the story of their impact for Australia and the world?

CSIRO’s Data61 is Australia’s largest innovation network. We’re only one year old and already a major force in Australia’s digital revolution.

We have a friendly and inviting team, a supportive culture, and a fast paced and dynamic environment. There are lots of opportunities to trial new ideas and approaches in this role.

As Media Relations Advisor, you will be responsible for:

  • Building and maintaining relationships with journalists
  • Planning and executing targeted integrated campaigns
  • Developing relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Responding to issues of the day and pitching thought leadership ideas
  • Providing strategic counsel on issues management and messaging

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Five+ years of experience working agency side or in-house in public relations
  • Demonstrated experience pitching to the media, writing media releases and achieving coverage
  • Experience building relationships with different media
  • Exceptional written skills and experience writing editorials and guest articles
  • Tertiary degree in communications, journalism or marketing, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to manage multiple projects

Location: Eveleigh (Sydney) New South Wales

Salary: AU $78K to AU 88K plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite

Ref No: 40401

We recommend that you view the Position Details for this role before preparing your application – Position Details

CSIRO’s Data61, Australia’s leading data innovation group, is a business unit within CSIRO formed from the merging of National ICT Australia and CSIRO’s Digital Productivity group. We’re experts in data science, engineering and design. Every industry is becoming data-driven and, as a result, industries are undergoing rapid transformation. This presents a huge opportunity for Australia to create new ways of working that are underpinned by data-driven science and technology.

We operate as a network and partner with government, industry, universities and start-ups to create Australia’s data-driven future.

If you are interested in this opportunity please submit one document incorporating a resume and covering letter that best demonstrates your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of the role. (uploaded under "Resume/Cover Letter")

Applications Close: 11:59 PM AEST, Sunday 24th of September 2017

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.

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