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Australian Army searches for PR officer

Administration at MediaConnect Australia

The Australian Defence Force is in need of a PR professional to work with the Australian Army.

The PR officer will be assigned to run communications campaigns to bolster positive public perception of the Army as an essential part of the nation’s armed forces. The work will include drafting press releases for media distribution, developing relationships with media personnel (especially those on the defence beat), assembling video and images of Army personnel/activities for promotional materials, organising media awareness training for servicepeople, and to advise Army command staff on sensitive matters involving uniformed personnel.

The position is only open to Australian citizens between 17 and 56 years old, who must have a proven body of work in PR, journalism, marketing, and corporate communications. They should also be mentally and physically fit for basic military training and are willing to be stationed at ADF bases in Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Sydney, or Townsville.

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SBS News hiring China correspondent

Administration at MediaConnect Australia

SBS News is processing applications for a new China correspondent, to be based in Beijing.

The position will require adequate coverage of news developments from inside China, and production of unique video material for presentation over SBS’ TV, radio, and digital channels. The content may also include angles on China’s foreign relations, particularly with other Asian countries.

Aspirants must have at least five years’ journalism experience with proven skills in live TV presentation and packaging, camera operations, and editing, plus adeptness at developing information contacts. The position is only open to Australian citizens or permanent residents who have previously lived or worked in Beijing, are knowledgeable in Chinese culture and history, and are fluent in Mandarin. The person should also adhere to the SBS Charter and editorial standards.

Tourism NT searching for PR coordinator

Administration at MediaConnect Australia

Tourism NT is opening the doors for a new PR coordinator to be based in Darwin.

The person will aid Tourism NT’s PR department in planning and executing new campaigns to further promote NT as a place to visit, and will include building up media relations and managing related assets. The PR coordinator will also support the organisation’s executive team in monitoring campaign performance, objectives, and budget.

The candidate must be a college/university graduate in communications or marketing who has a strong interest and familiarity with NT’s tourism destinations, plus deep knowledge of Australia’s national and local media landscape. Applicants must also possess high-quality verbal and written communication skills, furnish records of successful PR activities, and can work with people from diverse cultures.

Loup searching for publicity manager

Management at MediaConnect Australia

Online digital health marketplace Loup is on the search for a new publicity manager for its customer and growth team.

The job involves liaising with business and external agency teams for the development and execution of global PR campaigns, plus tapping the best talent to headline them. The successful applicant will also set up the publicity materials required for the campaigns, and manage portfolios for agencies in the US, UK, and Australia. On the administration side, the publicity manager will be in charge of campaign budgets and KPI performance reporting.

Prospective candidates must have at least seven years’ experience in a PR agency and talent management role, and have graduated with a degree in marketing communications, media studies, English, or equivalents. They should also have proven familiarity with the US, UK and Australia’s media industry, and be experienced in managing large teams. Hands-on experience with graphic design tools such as Adobe is also a bonus.

AFR seeks markets writer/commentator

Administration at MediaConnect Australia

Applications close: 10/26/2019 01:10 AM

The Australian Financial Review’s (AFR) markets department is hiring a writer/columnist for a full-time position, based in Sydney.

Under supervision of the Markets editor, the person will be required to post updates on the AFR Live blog during trading days, and write in-depth articles on specific market subjects. They will also pitch new story ideas based on existing data from the trading floor and help in the development of associated stories, mostly in collaboration with other journalists.

The successful candidate must be very experienced in covering the investment scene, particularly on stocks-related matters. They should also be adept at covering breaking news and to map out further reporting of them, plus present stories within deadlines.

Nine searching for SMH/The Age media and telecoms reporter

Administration at MediaConnect Australia

The business desk at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age has opened up applications for a new media and telecommunications reporter.

The position calls for the chosen applicant to cover developments in today’s media and telecoms scene, with the papers’ business editor as their immediate superior.

Candidates must have ample journalism experience and be able to handle coverage in newsroom with tight deadlines under pressure. They excel at in-depth research, first coverage of breaking news, and analysis of balance sheets. Experience in the business beat may be a bonus.