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Media Relations Advisor

The Media Relations Advisor is responsible for executing media strategies that drive awareness of and deep engagement with Yoorrook’s inquiry, particularly with First Peoples and other key stakeholders.

Yoorrook’s Letters Patent requires it to prioritise the employment of First Peoples.

Performing a crucial role in Yoorrook’s work, you will identify, build and maintain strong collaborative relationships with the media.

This is a fixed-term role until 28 June 2024.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will be a media, PR professional or journalist/producer coming directly from a news organisation who has a deep understanding and affinity with First Peoples or a media professional with past Royal Commission experience.

With proven experience pitching to and achieving media coverage across print, radio, television and online, you will have an ability to build and foster strategic and successful stakeholder relationships with key media and external partners.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia. As an authorised provider, Yoorrook is required to comply with the State Government’s mandatory Vaccination policy for COVID-19.

How to apply

Applications should be emailed to jobs@yoorrook.org.au  and include:

  • a resume; and
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria as found in the position description (within two pages).

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Holly Crocket on 0413 343 329.

Other Information

Yoorrook’s Letters Patent requires it to prioritise the employment of First Peoples. First Peoples are strongly encouraged to apply for all roles at Yoorrook.  Some roles as marked may be classified as designated positions under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 where only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people will be eligible to apply. 

Yoorrook actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including people who identify as LGBQTI+, people with disabilities and those from culturally and linguistically different backgrounds.

All roles at Yoorrook can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

Preferred candidates may be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent Form. Employment of successful candidates may be subject to a National Police Check.

Please apply as soon as possible.

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