Media and Communications Specialist (9849)

Job No: COH23318
Location: Hobart, TAS

Unit: Strategic Communication and Marketing 
Division: Thriving Capital
 Town Hall
Employment status:
Permanent - Fulltime
Municipal Officer Level 3
Hobart City Council Enterprise Agreement 2021
Salary range:
$85,906 - $91,245 per annum + 12.5% superannuation. 

  • Flexible work arrangement and great work-life balance.
  • Make a positive impact on your community.
  • Collaborative working environment. 

About the role

This role contributes to the success of the City by providing support for internal and external media and public communications for key business divisions and strategic initiatives.

Role accountabilities include: 

  • Create and manage Media & Communications Activity Plans for Division and Organisation Campaign initiatives. 
  • Creates and delivers a variety of types of communication content designed to maximise and uphold the City of Hobart brand and positively affect public engagement across all channels. 
  • Identify and create communication opportunities that contribute positively to the City’s brand, and reputation, across traditional and digital communication platforms.

Learn more about the role in the position description: Media and Communication Specialist Position Description

About you

Join our team as a Media and Communications Specialist and become the voice that amplifies our brand! We are looking for a creative maven with a knack for storytelling and a passion for connecting with audiences across multiple platforms. In this role, you'll craft compelling narratives, manage our digital presence, and drive engagement that resonates and inspires. If you're ready to take your career to new heights in a dynamic, supportive environment where innovation thrives, apply now and let's shape the future together!

The desired applicant will have;

  • Degree in Communications or a related field coupled with significant experience in news media or a communications role involving strategy, social media, web content, publications and media relations within a diverse organisation.
  • Current Driver Licence.

Are you equipped with a proactive 'can-do' mindset, ready to engage in teamwork within a supportive environment, and blessed with exceptional communication abilities? We're searching for someone like you, whose attention to detail and inventive spirit are just what our team needs. If this resonates with you, seize the opportunity to join us. 

About us

The City of Hobart offers something for everyone, with connections between nature, history, culture, businesses and each other. We are proud to provide a range of services and facilities that support the wellbeing, safety and participation of the community as well as continuously look to improve and embrace new approaches to achieve better outcomes for all. With an industrious and diversified economy, wherever your skills, talents and passions lie, we can offer you the opportunity to have a rewarding career with ongoing learning and development opportunities.

We recognise contributions to our workforce and offer:

  • Above Award wages and Employer Superannuation at 12.5% with salary sacrifice options.
  • Flexible work arrangements including the option to apply for a nine-day fortnight.
  • A wide range of paid leave entitlements.
  • Health and Wellness programs, including onsite gyms.
  • Discounted membership at Hobart Aquatic Centre.
  • Ability to purchase additional leave after 12 months of service.
  • An Employee Assistance Program that offers onsite visits.
  • Corporate Health Plan discounts with BUPA, St. Lukes and Medibank.

Learn more about what the City of Hobart can offer you.

The City of Hobart is committed to building an inclusive community and workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities, ages and identities.

City of Hobart has a strong commitment to health and safety. Appointment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment background checks. These will include reference checks, National Police History record check, and Medical Assessment including drug and alcohol testing.

Learn more about our vision, mission and values.

How to apply

If you require any further information specific to this role please contact Abby McKibben (Manager Strategic Communications & Marketing), on 0409 125 0287 or email

All applications must be made in the online portal, and you can save your application as you progress through the stages until you submit your final application. If you have any issues with submitting your application, please email details of the issue to Please note that we do not accept applications after the position has closed so if you have issues submitting your application, please contact us prior to the closing time.

Before you begin

You will need to read the position description prior to commencing your application as you will be required to address the key duties, skills and knowledge for this role in 600 words or less.

Please ensure you have copies of your resume, qualification/s, and your Driver Licence ready to attach at the end of your application.

Selection process

Candidates are initially selected for interview based on the details provided in their application.

The City of Hobart assesses all applications based on merit.

Positions are filled, based on how well the successful candidate meets the requirements of the position.

Learn more about the selection process on our website.

Applications close 11:59 pm Monday 17 June 2024 (AEDT).

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