First listed on: 04 August 2017

Media Relations Advisor - Data61

  • Media Relations
  • Sydney, Permanent position available
  • Be a part of our new division of CSIRO, leading the charge on tech innovation in Aus!

The opportunity:

Are you looking for a role that allows you to contribute to a good cause – promoting the work of an organisation that is leading the way in creating Australia’s data-driven future?

Do you want to work with the nation’s best data scientists and engineers to promote ground-breaking research and technologies, and tell the story of their impact for Australia and the world?

CSIRO’s Data61 is Australia’s largest innovation network. We’re only one year old and already a major force in Australia’s digital revolution.

We have a friendly and inviting team, a supportive culture, and a fast paced and dynamic environment. There are lots of opportunities to trial new ideas and approaches in this role.

As Media Relations Advisor, you will be responsible for:

  • Building and maintaining relationships with journalists
  • Planning and executing targeted integrated campaigns
  • Developing relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Responding to issues of the day and pitching thought leadership ideas
  • Providing strategic counsel on issues management and messaging

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Five+ years of experience working agency side or in-house in public relations
  • Demonstrated experience pitching to the media, writing media releases and achieving coverage
  • Experience building relationships with different media
  • Exceptional written skills and experience writing editorials and guest articles
  • Tertiary degree in communications, journalism or marketing, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to manage multiple projects

Location: Eveleigh (Sydney) New South Wales
Salary: AU $78K to AU 88K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Ref No: 40401

We recommend that you view the Position Details for this role before preparing your application – Position Details

CSIRO’s Data61, Australia’s leading data innovation group, is a business unit within CSIRO formed from the merging of National ICT Australia and CSIRO’s Digital Productivity group. We’re experts in data science, engineering and design. Every industry is becoming data-driven and, as a result, industries are undergoing rapid transformation. This presents a huge opportunity for Australia to create new ways of working that are underpinned by data-driven science and technology.

We operate as a network and partner with government, industry, universities and start-ups to create Australia’s data-driven future.

If you are interested in this opportunity please submit one document incorporating a resume and covering letter that best demonstrates your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of the role. (uploaded under "Resume/Cover Letter")

Applications Close: 11:59 PM AEST, Sunday 24th of September 2017

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.

For selection documentation
and details on how to apply visit or call 1300 984 220

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