Media Officer Job in Sydney NSW at NSW Government -NSW Police Force –

Public Relations Officer Grade 2

Ongoing Full-Time


About us

The NSW Police Force (NSWPF) is one of the largest police forces in the western world, with more than 20,000 employees, including more than 4,000 administrative employees who support the sworn officers that provide a range of law and order services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the socially, geographically and culturally diverse community of NSW.

About the role

We have an opportunity for a Media Officer to be part of the Office of the Commissioner team. The role of the Media Officer is to develop, deliver, and manage a range of media related activities, including responses to media enquiries, preparation of media releases, ministerial announcements, and media issues management.

This role will be based in the Office of the Minister for Police and Emergency Services to deliver effective and relevant media services as a pivotal support role to assist with media management of policing issues.

Applicants must hold a current driver’s licence with no traffic offences recorded on their driving history within the last six (6) months or NSW Police Force Bronze Certification.

What we can offer you

At NSWPF our people have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. Some of the benefits available when you join the NSWPF include:

competitive salary;

flexible work options;

opportunity to purchase leave;

annual leave loading;

corporate wellbeing programs including seminars and the Fitness Passport;

free annual influenza vaccination;

salary packaging options via superannuation contributions or a novated vehicle lease; and

convenient location for public transport and to shops etc.

How to Apply

Applications can only be submitted electronically via the I Work for NSW website.

To be considered for this role, attach a cover letter (2 pages maximum) and an up-to-date resume that clearly details your skills & experience as relevant to this role.

Please do not attach copies of qualifications, certificates or documentation (other than what has been requested) – you can bring these if called for interview.

Please address each of the following Target Questions (300 word limit per question) in the text boxes provided in the online application or attach as a separate document.

Target Question 1:
Please outline your experience in implementing media strategies to promote key law enforcement and/or government policy initiatives.

Target Question 2:
A key requirement of the role is to manage competing priorities under pressure. Please outline an example of when you have worked closely with key stakeholders to manage a time sensitive and critical media issue.

Your application must stand on its own merits, and the completeness and relevance of your application will determine if you proceed through to the selection process.

If you require any further information about this opportunity, please contact the hiring manager Shannon Carr via (02) 8263 6544.

To be eligible to apply for this role, you must meet one of the following statuses:

an Australian Citizen;

a permanent resident of Australia; or

a New Zealand citizen.

All NSW Police Force employees are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 (or have an approved medical contraindication certificate). You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.

Prior to commencement, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a rigorous National Police (criminal history) Check and obtain and maintain a Security Clearance as determined by the NSW Police Force.

Our commitment to Diversity

The NSW Police Force is a proud employer of a diverse range of people. We are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace for all employees. Differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging.

We welcome people with diverse skills, experiences, perspectives and backgrounds and encourage applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples, and individuals who may identify as LGBTIQ, with disability, a culturally and linguistically diverse background, and people of all ages.

If you identify as a person with disability and require further information on the role or you require specific arrangements to participate in the recruitment process, please contact HR Diversity Team on 0429 275 709 or by email at HRDiversity@police.nsw.gov.au.

If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and would like assistance with your application, please contact the NSWPF Aboriginal Employment & Engagement team at hraboriginal@police.nsw.gov.au.

This recruitment may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future roles (ongoing or temporary) that may arise over the next 18 months.

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

About the Company

Company: NSW Government -NSW Police Force –

Company Location:  Sydney NSW

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