Employer: Ed Husic MP – Shadow Minister for Industry and Innovation
Type: Full Time
Location: Canberra or Sydney
Applications Close: 24 February 2021, COB
In this role you will be responsible for providing media and policy advice to the Shadow Minister for Industry and Innovation.
You will work closely with the Shadow Minister, other Members of Parliament, staff and stakeholders to manage media issues and promote the industry and innovation policies of the Federal Opposition.
This will also include monitoring media relevant to the portfolio, keeping the media informed about the work of the Shadow Minister and providing advice on media opportunities.
You will also have responsibilities in helping develop policy, drawing on experience you may have in the relevant portfolio areas.
The role will involve work outside of regular hours and on-call work, as well as frequent interstate travel.
• Briefing and staffing the Shadow Minister for Industry and Innovation for media and event engagements;
• Contributing to the development of industry and innovation policy for the Federal Opposition;
• Monitoring media and proactively identifying media opportunities across a variety of media and social media platforms;
• Developing and executing media strategies for national, local and social media;
• Producing a range of media materials, including media releases, responses to enquiries, speeches, opinion pieces and social media products;
• Building strong relationships with journalists in the Federal Press Gallery and industry/innovation media around Australia;
• Working closely with the Leader of the Opposition’s office and other offices on media management and portfolio, and opposition strategy; and,
• Additional responsibilities as directed by the Shadow Minister.
• Demonstrated experience working in communications, media relations and/or journalism with an ability to manage and promote key issues and policies;
• Skills in social media strategy development and execution;
• Strong writing and communication skills across multiple formats and ability to produce work in a short timeframe;
• Ability to identify, plan and manage media appearances and events;
• Experience briefing and advising senior spokespeople for interviews, on emerging issues and on communications strategy;
• An eye for detail, ability to plan and prioritise work to meet competing deadlines;
• Capable of self-directing and working in teams; and,
• Strengths in stakeholder management.
• A background in industry or innovation;
• An understanding of the Australian political landscape and functions of the Commonwealth Government;
• Strong relationships with the Federal Press Gallery and other media outlets; and,
• Experience developing and implementing public policy.
This position is offered as a Non-Government Personal Employee Adviser classification under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 and conditions are outlined in the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.
A commencing salary between $79,866 and $95,796 will be paid and an optional allowance of $29,862 is payable in recognition of, and as compensation for, reasonable additional hours of work. A probationary period of three (3) months will apply.
For further information, please contact Kate Boyd at Kate.Boyd@aph.gov.au.
To submit an application, please email your CV and a cover letter of no more than one page addressing essential requirements directly to the email address above.