Media Manager

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime


  • Continuing| Full-Time

  • Higher Education Officer Level 8 | $102,143 - $113,079 p.a. 

  • Location: Bedford Park 

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About the Media and Communications Team

The Media and Communications Team plays a pivotal role in managing and advancing Flinders' reputation as an innovative, world-leading university. Through the promotion of Flinders’ profile and reputation, the Team actively creates opportunities for collaboration, growth, and development – advancing Flinders’ mission to change lives and change the world.

About the Role 

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Media and Communications team as the Media Manager. The role is responsible for leading the Media Relations team and for developing and implementing the University’s media strategy.

As the Media Manager, you will be providing leadership and direction for proactive and reactive news coverage and media events and liaising with colleges and portfolios across the organisation to promote the University’s excellence in student-centred education, research innovation and alumni achievement. The key purpose of the role is to proactively identify media opportunities to build Flinders’ connection with the community and stakeholders.

Some of the key responsibilities of the position are:

  • Developing and implementing the university’s media strategy to promote Flinders’ achievements and deepen the university’s connection with stakeholders and the wider public.

  • Identifying and managing complex issues, developing appropriate communication strategies to mitigate and manage.

  • Managing media relationships to drive value and enhance earned media coverage of University strategic priorities.

  • Providing high-quality media relations advice, services, and support to the Vice-Chancellor’s office and stakeholders, including staff and students, across the university.

About You 

With a degree in journalism, communications, public relations, or comparable experience, you have a commitment to excellence and the principles of continuous improvement.  As the successful candidate, you have the ability to work independently, (as well as working collaboratively as part of a team), exercise initiative, judgement and well-developed problem-solving skills. You are passionate in fostering a positive workplace culture, working as part of a close-knit team of professionals.

Some of the key position capabilities of the role include:

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, and ability to convey complex concepts in an easily understood manner.

  • A finely honed news sense and understanding of the local, national and international media landscape.

  • ability to lead a team to deliver compelling, cross platform media content.

  • Excellent analytic skills and experience in harnessing data to drive improvement.

  • Strong risk identification and management skills.

Life at Flinders 

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world. 

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?  

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options 

  • Flexible working arrangements 

  • Wide range of professional development activities and services 

  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff 

  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services , gym  and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia). 

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position. 

  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy   

How to Apply and Information 

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description .

  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Karen Ashford

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted. 


Applications to be submitted before 10.00pm:

21 May 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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