APS6 Communications Officer

Ignite are currently recruiting for an experienced Communications Offer to join a federal government department for a 9-month contract, with the possibility of a 12-month extension based in Canberra CBD.

The Communications Officer will join the Strategic Communications Team, responsible for developing and implementing communication and media strategies in close consultation with business areas across the Department.

In this role, you will be key in:
  • Contribute to the development of communication, media and issues management support and advice for departmental campaigns and events.
  • Check and confirm the accuracy of communication products and activities in accordance with established policies, standards and procedures.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of integrated communication strategies.
  • Identify communication risks and opportunities and take account of these in planning, decision making and when preparing communication products.
  • Support launches, presentations, displays, public relations events and other public affairs activities.
  • Draft and edit communication products for internal and external audiences, such as speeches, media releases, articles, brochures and online content, including social media.
  • A tertiary qualification in communication, public relations or journalism and/or other relevant qualifications or experience are highly desired.
  • Demonstrated experience in best practice communications and advertising; preferably within federal government departments
  • Demonstrated experience to publish and produce content through a range of methods and platforms;
  • The ability to inform communication strategies and offer advice to support business outcomes;
  • The ability to work as part of a team, supporting the development of other team members to embed knowledge and skills; and
  • High level project management and communications skills.
Canberra (Canberra)
Zoe Brown