[ASC-list] Position Vacant - Public Affairs Officer, ACIAR, Canberra
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Fri Feb 19 04:32:31 UTC 2010
APS 6, Public Affairs Officer, ACIAR
The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
looks to a world where poverty has been reduced and the livelihoods of
many improved through more productive and sustainable agriculture
emerging from collaborative international research. ACIAR is a small
government agency where your contribution can have wide reaching
You are a highly energetic, achievement-oriented person with a proven
track record in public affairs, media or journalism. You are a
relationship builder and an influential communicator and dedicated to
working in a collegial mode with internal and external stakeholders.
About the role
Reporting to the Manager Communications and Governance the Public
Affairs Officer duties include:
1. Assisting with media relations (with local and international
media), including: handling media inquiries, writing media releases,
organising press events, monitoring and compiling media coverage and
building and maintaining target media lists.
2. Facilitating and arranging media interaction for senior staff
and project leaders, providing support including arranging interviews,
briefing and press conferences.
3. Preparing statements, backgrounders, key messages, talking
points, opinion articles and Questions and Answers.
4. Assisting with planning, writing, copyediting and proofreading
articles for Partners magazine, photo sourcing and editing, preparing
information for the website and other communications material.
5. Conducting research and fact checking for the preparation of
publications, media releases, speeches, presentations, reports and
6. Assisting with developing and implementing communications plans
(corporate and program), media plans and public awareness initiatives.
About our conditions
We are located at Fern Hill Park, Bruce (Canberra) close to bus routes
and community facilities and we have free parking. We offer flexibility
in working practices and employment conditions.
How to apply
Applicants must address the selection criteria and must be Australian
citizens. A candidate information pack including selection criteria
should be obtained from www.aciar.gov.au/recruitment or by telephoning
02 6217 0500. Completed applications, can be emailed to the HR Manager:
Ms Sharyn Turner email turner at aciar.gov.au. Applications close 28
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