First listed on: 01 August 2020
Media Advisor


Role Title: Media Advisor X 2

Employment Type:  Ongoing, Full Time
Role Classification:  Grade 9/10
Remuneration:  $110,745 - $122,038 plus superannuation and annual leave loading
Hours per Week: 35 hours + on call
Location: St Leonards 
Requisition ID:  REQ177307
Closing Date: 11:59pm, 10 August 2020

About this role

We are looking for 2 X Media Advisor's to work in a team to support and proactively promote NSW Health services, expertise, key priorities and policy initiatives to a wide audience with the aim of increasing public awareness of initiatives that improve public health in NSW.

The role is also responsible for responding to enquiries from media organisations reporting on the public health system and supporting various branches within NSW Health, Local Health Districts/Networks and related agencies to communicate the health services they provide to the people of NSW.

Where you'll be working
NSW Health currently employs more than 100,000 people across the public health system.
We aim to have a health system that values its workforce as a vital resource and treats its staff fairly.We recognise the importance of having a health workforce that is trained, organised and deployed creatively and intelligently to meet the changing needs of health consumers, carers and the wider population of New South Wales.

The NSW Ministry of Health Media Unit promotes our world-class health system, liaising closely with Local Health Districts, Pillars and Networks.  

What you'll be doing

  • Research and respond to, in a timely and accurate way, media enquiries regarding NSW Health, the health portfolio and health-related matters
  • Research and write high quality media releases, statements, speeches for external and internal distribution
  • Research and develop proactive story pitches to achieve the Ministry's strategic media objectives
  • Liaise with representatives of NSW Health, Local Health Districts/Networks, Ministerial offices, government agencies and other relevant organisations to obtain the information and support necessary to successfully fulfil public information objectives
  • Advise departmental and other authorised spokespeople on how best to represent NSW Health and present a balanced view of health-related issues in the media and other public forums
  • Organise and assist with media interviews and media conferences
  • Liaise with and support other business units within the Media & Communications cluster on multi-media content and projects
  • Maintain a comprehensive overview of the NSW health system in order to provide timely advice on and responses to positive and negative issues that may be of public interest and generate media coverage 

Need more information?

  1. Click here for the Role Description
  2. Find out more about applying for this position
  3. All applicants must attach a response to the two targeted questions (1-2 pages) and your CV (no more than 5 pages)
  4. Please note that you cannot apply for this role using iworkfornsw, please click here to access the advert through the Health Career Portal.

For role related queries or questions contact Amy Cook on

If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Hana Maalla on

Targeted Questions (1-2 pages)

If you do not include responses to the below questions your application will not be considered.

  1. What capabilities do you bring to the Media Advisor role?
  2. Please provide examples of your ability to provide high quality, strategic media advice for a large project or emerging issue.

The Ministry of Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be one of the following:
  • an Australian Citizen, or
  • a permanent resident of Australia,or
  • a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or 
  • a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia

You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia, and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia.

To learn more about working at the Ministry of Health, please visit our career portal.

Applications Close: 11:59pm, 10 August 2020

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