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Senior Media and Communications Advisor

Our Watch Limited

About Our Watch

Our Watch is a national leader of primary prevention of violence against women and their children.

Our vision is an Australia where women and their children live free from all forms of violence. Our role is to stop violence before it starts. We work to embed gender equality and prevent violence where Australians live, learn, work and socialise.

About the role

The Senior Media & Communications Advisor plays a key role in delivering both proactive and reactive media and communications activity across Our Watch, to protect and enhance the organisation’s reputation and engage the community in action to prevent violence against women and their children.

Reporting to the Manager, Media & Communications and working as part of cross-functional project teams, the Senior Media & Communications Advisor is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating the organisation’s media and communications activity. This includes developing proactive and reactive media plans, researching and writing opinion pieces, preparing speeches and presentations, and providing communications support to cross-organisational projects.

About you

We are seeking a media and communications expert with experience managing and responding to media enquiries, developing proactive and reactive media plans, monitoring of organisational media coverage, strategic communications support and the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with key external stakeholders, including Our Watch Ambassadors and representatives, along with government stakeholders, other sector organisations and key journalists and members of the media.

Why work for us

Our Watch is strongly committed to the wellbeing of its employees. We work to continuously improve the policies and processes that ensure an engaging, safe and inclusive environment for the people who work here. Some of the benefits of working with Our Watch are:

  • Commitment to work life balance for staff, including flexible hours/ ways of working
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities including paid professional development
  • Wellbeing programs, such as our Employee Assistance Program
  • Stand up desks
  • Best practice parental leave
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5%
  • Innovative leave policies, such as floating public holiday leave and cultural leave.

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