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  • Join a true values based organisation empowering the lives of women, children & families
  • Full time, ongoing position
  • $110,954  plus super, generous salary packaging benefits (up to $18,000/year tax–free) & gifted leave
  • Based in modern offices in LaTrobe St Melbourne opposite the beautiful Flagstaff Gardens/WFH


Due to growth, the Media and Internal Communications Manager position is a newly created position.  This position will lead, manage, and evaluate Good Shepherd’s media relations and internal communications. This extends to managing and supporting the Chief Executive Officer communications.

Applications close 05 December 2021.


Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Develop, implement and monitor Good Shepherd’s external media and internal communications plan in conjunction with the Head of Marketing, Communication and Media, Head of Stakeholder Engagement and GM People and Culture
  • Working closely with the Policy and Advocacy team, build awareness of Good Shepherd as the voice of issues impacting women, girls and families, particularly in the areas of family safety and wellbeing and financial inclusion
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key media and lead the identification, planning and response to media opportunities
  • Working closely with the P & C team, continue to identify opportunities to keep the GS employees Informed, Engaged and Connected.
  • Provide strategic media and communications advice to leaders and employees to promote Good Shepherd and protect its reputation, including media training
  • Provide support to the CEO including the preparation, briefing and delivery of external media engagements
  • Develop policies and procedures, and compliance and quality processes, relevant to media and internal communications activities
  • With the support of the Communication Coordinator, research, write, proofread, and edit all media and internal communications content.

Qualifications and Experience

To be successful in this position, you will have:

  • Qualifications in journalism, public relations, communications, or a related discipline or equivalent demonstrated experience in a media relations, journalism, or public relations role
  • Demonstrated experience in promoting an organisation and managing reputation through effective media relations
  • Knowledge of contemporary media and communications mediums and an ability to apply this knowledge to complex issues and a diverse audience
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and executing targeted media campaigns across a range of platforms
  • Excellent writing and communication skills with an ability to create and manage creative media campaigns that support the delivery of Good Shepherd’s strategy
  • Experience developing and delivering an internal communications program
  • Willingness to undergo a National Police Check, (International Police Check if resided overseas for 12 months or longer in last 10 years) and obtain a Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencing
  • Evidence of Covid-19 vaccination, or medical exemption


We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

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Paid Parental Leave

Paid Study Leave

Long Service Leave

Flexible Working Arrangements

How to Apply

To apply please review the hyperlinked position description and submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV to Personal data held by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.