Greens SA - Communications and Media Officer

Closing Date

Thursday, February,28 2019 - 05:00 pm


The Greens SA are seeking an energetic and motivated communication and media officer for the 2019 Federal Election to maximise our electoral support.

  • Primary location: Office of Senator Hanson-Young, 147 Pirie Street, Adelaide
  • Job status: This is a limited term contract position. It’s a full-time position job (38 hours per week).
  • TOIL will be offered in accordance to the award.
  • Position Begins late February 2019
  • A one-month probationary period applies.

Key responsibilities:

  • Write campaign emails: fundraising, invitation to campaign activities
  • Provide communications and media support for candidates as needed
  • Write and send media releases, pitch stories to journalists/reporters, maintain an up-to-date media contacts list.
  • Work collaboratively with other key stakeholders including Greens SA staff, election candidates (especially lower-house candidates), the Election Campaign Committee, and staff in elected members’ offices
  • Other duties as directed

Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience in media liaison, with ability to write compelling media releases.
  • Demonstrated skills coordinating large-scale projects including working with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to write great communications content.
  • High level organisational skills, including time management, attention to detail, and an ability to work to tight deadlines under high pressure.
  • Commitment to the Greens charter and policies

This contract position will commence in February and conclude after the Federal Election and is a full-time position.

It is paid at Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award Level 5, or $74,243 per annum.

How to apply for this job

Applications should include a personal resume and covering letter that responds to the Selection Criteria and be submitted to the Party Director, Dominic Mugavin (email:, using the subject line: Communications and Media Officer application) by close of business on 21 February 2019. Short listed applicants will be invited to interview.