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EP Australia
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Publicist

Great opportunity for a Publicist to be responsible for the administration and delivery of Screen Australia announcements.

-Work with diverse stakeholders.
-Good eye for detail and fact checking.
-Great work life balance & company culture.


Screen Australia is the Australian Federal Government's key funding body for the Australian screen production industry. Its functions are to support and promote the development of a highly creative, innovative and commercially sustainable industry. They have an exciting role available for an experienced Publicist to join their dynamic team in a varied and challenging role.

We are looking for an open communicator who is driven to achieve results and is focused on the achievement of team goals. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage funding announcements including maintaining a masterwork-in-progress database, in consultation with Screen Australia’s Content Unit.
  • Be the primary point of contact for external parties in order to take every Screen Australia title from funding confirmation (internal) to funding announcement (public).
  • Create media materials in consultation with external parties (producers, broadcasters, distributors etc) in order to announce Screen Australia funding, in line with the agency’s Credit Policy.
  • Proactively obtain media coverage for funding announcements.
  • Work collaboratively to deliver proactive media relations for broader Screen Australia business, including initiatives and research publication.
  • Planning and successful delivery of all Screen Australia events, including project managing events that are outsourced.
  • Produce and maintain the annual events budget, in consultation with the Senior Manager Communications, including creating micro-budgets for individual events.
  • Maintain financial and administrative records for events, including processing of invoices.
  • Maintain a company-wide calendar of events.
  • Work with the Coordinator - Communications to maintain a media database.
  • Proactively track relevant media outlets and journalists and provide intelligence to the Communications Team.
  • Leave cover for Coordinator – Communications. 

The workload split for the role is 70% publicity/corporation communications and 30% events.

Skills & Experience:

  • Absolute attention to detail, and experience managing a large slate of projects.
  • Minimum 3-years’ full-time experience in a media relations or corporate communications role, ideally within the Australian screen industry or broader entertainment/arts industry.
  • Exceptional writing ability, with considerable experience producing media releases from scratch.
  • Proven experience in the administration side of communications, particularly maintaining large-scale WIPs.
  • Demonstrable experience in stakeholder relations, particularly in negotiating media strategy and approvals.
  • Experience with cold-call pitching.
  • Experience managing small to medium functions (20-50 people), such as media calls, briefings and industry sessions.
  • Driven and self-sufficient.
  • An undergraduate degree in Communications or similar.

Please apply with your current resume to info@epaustralia.com.au with the subject marked "Publicist" or for a confidential conversation call EP Australia on 02 9383 4520.


NSW - Sydney

permanent

industry body / trust / government

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