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Vacancy: Policy Officer (Media, Public Affairs and Culture)

28.06.2022 Expired
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An opportunity is available for a Policy Officer, Media, Public Affairs and Culture at the Delegation of the European Union to Australia.

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We are looking for an energetic and highly motivated Policy Officer to devise and execute the communication strategies and cultural activities of the EU Delegation in Australia and to raise awareness and a better understanding of the EU and its relations with Australia. The selected candidate will play a key role in all aspect of media relations of the Delegation and in drafting an editing all outside communication of the Delegation.

Eligibility/Requirements: A degree in the relevant sector (journalism, public relations, political science, history, international relations or related fields). Candidates should possess at least 5 years’ experience in the field of media, journalism, public relations. Excellent knowledge of Australian politics, government processes and the Australian Media landscape is essential. In-depth knowledge of the European Union and its policies would be an asset. Communications skills and fluency in English are essential, and proficiency in other European languages would be an advantage.

All applicants must address the job requirements with specific and comprehensive information. Detailed job description and job requirements can be seen below.  

Note: This is a permanent position with a competitive salary.

Please forward your application (including a motivation letter with a detailed CV and examples of your work: articles, publications, etc.) indicating “application Policy Officer Media” by email to delegation-australia-vacancy@eeas.europa.eu by Monday 18 July 2022 12.00 PM (AEST).

Job Description for Policy Officer Press / Media & Culture

 

Employer

EU Delegation

Canberra, Australia

Location

18 Arkana Street, 2600 Yarralumla, ACT

Duration of contract

indefinite

Possible extensions

n/a

 

Job description

Group

LA (Group 1)

e-Del-HRM and Sysper2 references

 

Position in the organisation chart

PPI Section

Reporting relations/responsibilities

reporting to the Head of PPI Section]

Working hours

full time

Working environment/conditions

[multicultural environment, office work, missions]   

Job objective

Contribute, under the supervision of the Head of the Political Press and Information Section, to the fulfilment of the mandate of the Head of Delegation as regards the Delegation's Information and Communications strategy including in particular media relations and cultural activities. 

Tasks

  • Contribute and advise to the Delegation's Communications and media strategy: Devising and execute appropriate information, communication, media-related and cultural activities to build and maintain awareness of the EU in Australia.
  • Advice on the Australian political situation draft regular and ad hoc reports on domestic political issues in Australia as necessary.
  • Responsible for preparing and implementing official and other visits of the Head of Delegation.
  • Responsible for preparing and implementing group visits with the EU Member State Representatives, in consultation with other members of the Delegation as required.
  • Establish and maintain active and widespread contacts with key persons in the Australian media, and other target multipliers. 
  • Prepare and issue press releases for HoD/EUDEL draft news stories for the newsletter, and draft and place press articles, with a view to promoting and protecting EU interests, values and policies in the Australian media.
  • Seek out, and make all necessary arrangements for, opportunities for appropriate media contacts for the Head of Delegation and for visiting representatives or officials of the EU institutions.
  • Handle routine contacts with and enquiries from Australian media.
  • Ensure proper monitoring and follow-up of EU-related coverage in the Australian media incl. through preparation of regular press/media clippings
  • Edit (in consultation with other members of the Delegation staff) all publications, which are produced under the responsibility of the EUDEL Australia.
  • Contribute to the website and other online appearances of the Delegation (incl. Facebook, Twitter etc.)
  • Draft speeches for the Head of Delegation (in consultation with other members of the Delegation)
  • Lead the selection process and implementation of the Australian EU Visitors Program, including preparation of the Delegation's annual nominations to Brussels.
  • Act as the Delegation’s liaison office with the EU-Australia parliamentary friendship group, including organisation of visits.
  • Establish and maintain active contacts with relevant officials at headquarters (esp. EEAS StratCom, DG COMM and spokespersons service), in other key delegations, as well as in the diplomatic missions of the Member States and acceding countries, with a view to maximizing the coherence and visibility of EU positions in the Australian media.
  • Contribute to the organisation and minutes of the monthly public diplomacy coordination meeting
  • Coordinate, prepare and edit (in consultation with other members of the Delegation, Member States representatives and HQ, as required) key publications (booklets, brochures etc.) of the Delegation.
  • Contribute to the Information and Communication Annual Report and Forward Planning.
  • Organise and implement assigned public outreach activities, incl. follow-up.

Character references 

  • Communicating

-  Ability to communicate in meetings.

-  Capacity to communicate technical or specialised        information.

-  Assertiveness.

  • Delivering Quality and Results

-  Ability to work in a proactive and autonomous way.

  • Ability to work in a team.

Minimum physical requirements 

[e.g. long term sitting, standing, walking etc., vision; far vision, colour vision, carrying heavy loads, etc.] 

 

Job specifications

 

Required

Appreciated

Qualifications

A degree in the relevant sector (journalism, Public Relations, political science, history, international relations or related fields) or equivalent work experience is essential.

 

Professional experience

The candidate should possess at least 5 years' professional experience in the field of media, journalism, Public Relations

 

Knowledge of languages 

  • Fluency in English is essential.

 

Proficiency in other European languages.

Knowledge of IT tools

  • Microsoft office

 

 

Location
Canberra (18 Arkana St, Yarralumla)
Category
Local Agent
Deadline
How to apply?

Please forward your application (including a motivation letter with a detailed CV and examples of your work: articles, publications, etc.) indicating “application Policy Officer Media” by email to delegation-australia-vacancy@eeas.europa.eu by Monday 18 July 2022 12.00 PM (AEST).