Media Officer - Media Unit, Public Affairs Branch - Sydney - NSW Police Force - GovernmentCareer - State

First listed on: 08 October 2020
New South Wales Police Force

Media Officer - Media Unit, Public Affairs Branch - Sydney - NSW Police Force 

  • Public Relations Officer 2
  • Ongoing Full-Time
  • Sydney

About us

The NSW Police Force (NSWPF) is one of the largest police forces in the western world, with more than 20,000 employees, including more than 4,000 administrative employees who support the sworn officers that provide a range of law and order services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the socially, geographically and culturally diverse community of NSW.

Our commitment to Diversity

The NSW Police Force is a proud employer of a diverse range of people. We are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace for all employees. Differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging.

We welcome people with diverse skills, experiences, perspectives and backgrounds and encourage applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples, and individuals who may identify as LGBTIQ, with disability, a culturally and linguistically diverse background, and people of all ages.

If you identify as a person with disability or require information or specific arrangements to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Amy Hosking (02) 8263 6544.

If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and would like assistance with your application, please contact the NSWPF Aboriginal Employment & Engagement team on (02) 9768 0644.

About the role

We have an opportunity for a Media Officer to be part of our Media Unit team.  Develop, deliver and manage a range of media related activities, including responses to media enquiries, attending crime scenes and other incidents, preparation of media releases, ministerial announcements, media campaigns and media issues management. This role will have occasional liaison with Ministerial Offices to deliver effective and relevant media services in a manner that reflects organisational priorities and uploads and promotes the reputation of the NSW Police Force.

Essential requirements 

  • Obtain and maintain the requisite security clearance for this role.
  • Hold a current driver?s licence with no traffic offences recorded on their driving history within the last six (6) months. 
  • Proven substantial experience in journalism and/or public relations in a high pressure issue management environment with demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Willingness and capacity to operate over a 24/7 roster pattern which may include intra-state travel.

For more information on this role (e.g. key accountabilities, key challenges and capabilities required for the role), click here to view the role description.

What we can offer you

At NSWPF our people have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. Some of the benefits available when you join the NSWPF include:

  • competitive salary;
  • flexible work options;
  • opportunity to purchase leave;
  • annual leave loading;
  • corporate wellbeing programs including seminars and the Fitness Passport;
  • free annual influenza vaccination and;
  • salary packaging options via superannuation contributions or a novated vehicle lease.
 How to Apply

Applications can only be submitted electronically via the I Work for NSW website.

To be considered for this role, attach a cover letter (2 pages maximum) and an up-to-date resume that clearly details your skills & experience as relevant to this role.

You must also address each of the following Target Questions (300 word limit per question) in the text boxes provided in the online application or attach as a separate document.

Target Question 1:
The successful candidate will thrive on working in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities. Using your relevant skills and experience, outline how you have successfully managed multiple media inquiries and deadlines and delivered positive outcomes.  

Target Question 2:
Please provide an example of a time where you identified a potential contentious/controversial issue, describing how you developed and executed the media strategy. What was the outcome?

Your application must stand on its own merits, and the completeness and relevance of your application will determine if you proceed through to the selection process.

Please do not attach copies of qualifications, certificates or documentation (other than what has been requested) - you can bring these if called for interview.

To be eligible to apply for this role, you must meet one of the following statuses: 

  • an Australian Citizen;
  • a permanent resident of Australia; or
  • a New Zealand citizen. 

Part of our assessment process may include online and/or telephone capability testing therefore you may be contacted to participate.

Prior to commencement, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a rigorous National Police (criminal history) Check and obtain and maintain a Security Clearance as determined by the NSW Police Force.

This recruitment may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future roles (ongoing or temporary) that may arise over the next 12 months.

For more information on applying for roles with the NSW Police Force click here

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application. 

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