July 6, 2023

Media & Communications Advisor – Arts Centre Melbourne

Position: Media & Communications Advisor

Work type: Full time fixed-term

About the Role

As a pivotal member of the Strategic Communications team, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing media campaigns
  • Positioning and profiling Arts Centre Melbourne’s brand at a local, national and international level
  • Effectively building and managing relationships with media across diverse channels
  • Responding to media enquiries.
  • Coordinating artist interviews and preparing a comprehensive media schedule
  • Inviting media/reviewers to attend opening nights
  • Completing a media report after the show or festival
  • Providing PR support for presenters where required.

Full-time fixed term (12 months). Salary $88,386.48 p.a plus superannuation.

Your Skills and Experience

  • A tertiary qualification in Media/Communications and minimum 3-years demonstrated experience in media, communications, or PR roles.
  • Proven experience with developing and implementing media and communications strategies for campaigns, projects, and issues.
  • Experience in actively contributing to a high performance, high-capacity team.
  • Experience supporting internal and external strategic relationships internally and externally.
  • A high level of operating autonomy is required, and the ability to make tactical decisions within the scope of the assignment.

About the Team

The Strategic Communications team is responsible for external and internal communications across the organisation, strategic and campaign-based media, brand awareness and sentiment, reputation and issues management, storytelling, content and publications as well as stakeholder consultation and engagement. This team leads on all internal and external storytelling, public brand messaging and positioning, issues and reputation management, as well as community and stakeholder engagement on the Arts Centre Melbourne component (Reimagining Arts Centre Melbourne) of the Victorian Government’s Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation and Arts Centre Melbourne’s post-COVID Transformation project.

About Arts Centre Melbourne

The land on which Sidney Myer Music Bowl and Arts Centre Melbourne sits has long been a place of gathering, storytelling, song, ceremony, celebration and commemoration for First Nations people.

The People of the Kulin Nations have gathered on the site for thousands of years and continue to do so today. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging.

Beneath our iconic Spire, in Hamer Hall and at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, we showcase the best of Australian and international performing arts.  

Together with our own program of performances, events and activities we offer a diversity of audiences a distinctly multidimensional approach to participation, education and entertainment.

We are now focused on Reimagining Arts Centre Melbourne as part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to transforming the Melbourne Arts Precinct into a thriving, connected creative and civic space over the coming years.

Applications close Sunday 9 July

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