Media Manager

Media Manager

Supreme Court of New South Wales

  • Ongoing part time opportunity, two days a week, Thursday and Friday
  • Location: Sydney
  • Clerk Grade 11, (full time salary $128,089 pa – $133,519 pa), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

About us

The Supreme Court is the highest court in NSW. It has unlimited civil jurisdiction and hears the most serious criminal matters. The Court has both appellate and trial jurisdictions.

This role will manage and co-ordinate the development and implementation of strategies that will increase and enhance public awareness of the courts, and ensure the provision of timely and accurate information of court-related matters to the media.

About the Opportunity

The role is focused on increasing the public awareness of the courts. The role is responsible for the development and implementation of media and communication activities that will lead towards increased community and media understanding of the operations and functions of the courts.

Strong links with the media will be fostered and maintained to ensure that accurate and timely information is provided to, and reported by, the media in relation to various cases and court-related matters.

The Media Manager works closely with the Chief Justice, other heads of jurisdiction, the President and Chief Judges to plan and develop coordinated media information strategies. The strategies address problems encountered in the reporting of court cases and ensure that current and reliable information is provided.

The role provides assistance and advice to judges and staff of the courts in relation to the handling of media inquiries.

Essential Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant media/journalism/communication/public relations discipline or equivalent experience within a Government, media or public relations environment.
  • Extensive experience as a public relations or public affairs professional, or as a media adviser working with executive level staff.
  • Extensive experience in carrying out media liaison functions relating to complex and sensitive issues, within public and/or private sectors.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, negotiation and communication (both written and oral) skills.
  • Sound knowledge of the Australian legal system and workings of the NSW courts and legal profession.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgement and work without supervision.
  • Well developed, analytical and strategy development skills.
  • Ability to act confidentially and with integrity.
  • Knowledge and experience of ministerial and parliamentary operations.

This is an ongoing opportunity in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.

How to apply

For your application to be considered, please;

  • Attach a resume that sets out your work experience as relevant to the role

  • Attach a cover letter that details your experience as relevant to the role

When preparing your resume and cover letter we are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the Focus Capabilities as outlined in the Role Description, so please consider your responses with this in mind.

Please submit your application via Success Factors including the information outlined above (applications cannot be accepted outside of Success Factors)

Closing date: Tuesday 13th October 2020 @11.59pm

For further information about this opportunity, please contact; Chris D’Aeth on 02 9230 8097 or via email

Part of the assessment process may include additional online capability testing, skills testing or work samples in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013; therefore you may be contacted to participate. You may also be asked to complete a Health Declaration Form in later stages of the assessment process.

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To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods. This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.

The Department of Communities and Justice is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The Department encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

If you experience technical issues when submitting your application, please contact Dean on 02 9765 3526 or via email