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Senior Media Adviser

The Salvation Army


We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values. If you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role, we invite you to review our current vacancies.


The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The Media Relations team is a small, highly professional, and compassionate team seeking an experienced and passionate Senior Media Advisor to drive Media Relations and external communications with a particular focus being the Mission Portfolio.

The Salvation Army (TSA) is seeking an experienced Media Relations Adviser to provide ideas-to-implementation of media relations solutions, with a primary focus on the work of our Social Mission services. You will also weigh into other key facets of daily life in the Salvos including the annual Red Shield and Christmas Appeals.

Working to enhance the profile and reputation of TSA's work, you will build productive relationships with members of the media and your portfolio of internal stakeholders. Your agile and considered thinking will contribute to the span of media relations challenges from campaigns to issues management.

The Senior Media Advisor reports to the National Head of Media Relations.

Key areas of accountability include:

  • The provision of media relations advice, direction and outcomes to a portfolio of internal stakeholders.
  • Influence development of media strategies and be responsible for operational and tactical ideas to implement strategic intent.
  • Develop key relationships with the senior leadership to assist advocacy and amplification of both policy positions and in-field service delivery.
  • Identify and develop media contacts dedicated to the Social Mission rounds.
  • Nurture and maintain positive relationships with media on behalf of The Salvation Army through efficient and professional contact.
  • Contribute to evaluation of media campaigns/initiatives, brand and reputation analysis, including compilation of reports and key learning.
  • Weigh into issue management as required, including after-hours as able.


  • You will be a self-starter with strong industry connections and a track record of effective interpersonal relationships and successful collaborations. You lead through influence, recognise the inherent value in stories and approach subjects with empathy and curiosity. You are resilient under pressure and a strong analytical and conceptual thinker.
  • For this role you will have extensive professional and leadership experience in a communications role as a media officer or journalist in media, government or large health provider setting. You will also have a degree in Journalism, Media or related field.


In return we offer our employees real and meaningful benefits such as;

  • NFP salary packaging ($15,900 tax free) plus meals and entertainment benefits
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Paid parental leave
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service
  • Opportunity for career development
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members
  • Positively supporting and impacting the lives of others through your career contribution


If you would like to work for one of Australia's leading Christian not-for-profit organisations and have the satisfaction of knowing that your career contributes positively to the lives of thousands of Australians each year, please apply via the link and submit a current CV a cover letter which details your alignment with the essential requirements of the role.

Early applications are advisable as suitable candidates may be invited to interviews prior to the closing date.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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