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Communications Specialist

Are you looking to find a sense of purpose in your career? For a great culture driven by passionate individuals where you can be challenged? At SBS, we pride ourselves to make Australia a more cohesive society every day; we embrace difference and cultures like no other media company. We are not interested in people who are just looking for a job but individuals who want to be proud of what they do and grow with us giving their full talent and energy. If that sounds like you, keep reading!

We are currently looking for a passionate Communications Specialist to join our Marketing Division. As a member of the corporate communications team, this position will play a key role in managing the reputation of SBS, driving strategic communications for SBS projects and services with a focus on SBS’s digital portfolio, including streaming platform SBS On Demand. The Communications Specialist will also oversee communications activity for SBS subscription television.

You will flourish working in a fast-paced team, be proactive in managing projects, and an enthusiastic collaborator providing valuable support to colleagues throughout the organisation.

More about the role

The duties of a Communication Specialist include but are not limited to:

  • Be responsible for planning and executing communications for SBS projects and services, with a focus on SBS’s digital portfolio, including identifying and managing issues.
  • Develops written materials supporting strategic communications campaigns, and counters misinformation that might interfere with our business and ability to serve our audiences.
  • Manages all communications activity in relation to SBS subscription television service (World Movies channel).
  • Works closely with senior management to identify and execute key corporate communications.
  • Prepares briefs, speeches and presentations, to engage audiences externally and internally.
  • Maintain excellent relationships with journalists and media opinion formers and commentators.

About you

Our ideal candidate will be ready for your next big challenge and come equipped with:

  • At least four years demonstrated experience managing, coordinating and implementing communications campaigns across multiple channels.
  • Excellent writing skills with demonstrated experience writing high level effective communications including communications strategies, media materials, presentations and briefs.
  • Highly developed strategic thinking and the ability to manage, plan and execute on multiple projects simultaneously in an organised fashion.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Impeccable attention to detail and desire to take ownership and have an impact.
  • An understanding of the media landscape and good relationship with key media.
  • Ideally, you will have an established network of media contacts and a broad general knowledge of SBS programs and services, as well as a strong understanding of corporate communications management, news and relevant government issues, social themes and industry trends.

The benefits

  • A competitive remuneration package.
  • Fantastic culture.
  • Free onsite parking, onsite childcare facilities, free gym membership, retail discounts at a variety of chain stores, and an active social club.
  • Being part of an organisation dedicated to making a positive social difference.

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