Communications Officer

Seeking a proactive and digitally savvy media and communications professional to provide a high standard of professional reputation management through strategic communications initiatives, media relations and storytelling.The Opportunity Fantastic opportunity to lead our communications strategy and help build our brand and reputation through your solid media and communications skills including social and digital. Proactively develop engaging content from across the business seeking out innovative stories and ideas aligned to strategic objectives. This role is instrumental in supporting the growth and enhancement of our brand in the transport industry and manages all media relations, collaborating closely with stakeholders across the business. Join a busy team that works hard but has fun while doing it.About youYou are a proactive, results-driven individual with highly developed strategic communication skills. You love to write with the audience in mind, thrive on positively managing communications and are motivated by achieving results. You enjoy storytelling and crafting communications to engage different audiences.   This position will be pivotal in achieving company goals during an exciting time of brand revitalisation and growth, so the ability to identify and understand key industry themes and challenges, drive projects forward and work with multiple stakeholders is necessary.About the opportunity!Your top priority is to proactively manage Busways’ reputation through considered and well-crafted communications advice, strategies and initiatives.Key responsibilities include:Provide strategic communications advice to build our brand and reputation as a leading public transport provider Develop thoughtful, effective and measurable communications plans for corporate and key projectsSource, write, schedule and deliver engaging storytelling and content across a range of communications platformsManage media enquiries and drive proactive media coverage aligned with strategic objectives, working within government client requirementsDevelop and manage brand communications materialsCriteriaYou must have 4 years’ experience in a similar role and can demonstrate skills and experience in:TechnicalProactively managing media to evolve brand, including developing media releases, responding to media enquiries and working with others on content and approvalsProviding strategic communications advice to support business objectivesPlanning, researching and constructing a range of material including thought-leadership pieces, award submissions, promotions, publications, online media, digital campaigns, program materials and other related activitiesDriving social media strategy, managing the content calendar and developing engaging contentWorking within brand guidelines and driving brand consistency across all communicationsA high degree of accuracy and have high attention to detailPersonal attributesGreat communication and influencing skills, with the ability to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholdersAbility to own a project, work it through to completion and work on multiple projectsCan work independently and collaboratively to find solutionsTrack record as a team player with a positive attitude and desire to learnTenacity, resilience, work ethic and initiative and take pride in your contributionExcellent organisation, multi-tasking, and time management skillsPositive and patient with high Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to work constructively with different individuals and groupsQualifications and requirements:Bachelor’s Degree in communications or similarNSW Driver's LicencePermanent Resident or Australian Citizen Great working environmentJoin a fun, friendly marketing team in a supportive work environment where you receive continuous support and help. We are a group of passionate marketing, brand, communications, customer experience and community insights specialists who have the customer at the heart of all that we do. Our team is responsible for leading Busways’ brand and customer information strategies, engaging the broader community and encouraging more people to leave the car at home and travel via public transport. We care about our people and encourage employees to learn and develop, as well as offering great employee benefits. About BuswaysBusways is a leading multi-state passenger transport provider. Our team of over 2600 employees operates thousands of school and charter services throughout Sydney, regional NSW and Adelaide, carrying over 60 million passengers on a Busways journey every year. Over the past 80 years we have developed a passionate and engaging reputation in the transport sector as one of the most well-known bus passenger transport operators. We pride ourselves on creating good customer experience and taking a proactive approach to public transport delivery, ensuring our customers' journeys are as seamless as possible. Busways’ customer commitment is to provide a service that makes customers feel safe, welcome, comfortable and impressed every time they travel with us.Apply nowIf you believe this is the perfect role for you, please apply by submitting a resume and a cover letter that specifically addresses your skills and experience in relation to the role, duties and required skill-set. Individual applications will be processed as soon as they are received so if this position is for you, apply today! For a confidential discussion please contact Janine Crawford on 0447 470 112 or apply via the link.Busways is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage applications from people representing all diversity groups and ages such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ+, people with disabilities, religious beliefs and ethnicity. 80000 AUD Pymble 2073

Communications Officer

  • Work in a passionate, collaborative culture and make a difference
  • Lead the national communications strategy
  • Pymble location with flexible working arrangements

Seeking a proactive and digitally savvy media and communications professional to provide a high standard of professional reputation management through strategic communications initiatives, media relations and storytelling.

The Opportunity 

Fantastic opportunity to lead our communications strategy and help build our brand and reputation through your solid media and communications skills including social and digital. Proactively develop engaging content from across the business seeking out innovative stories and ideas aligned to strategic objectives. This role is instrumental in supporting the growth and enhancement of our brand in the transport industry and manages all media relations, collaborating closely with stakeholders across the business. Join a busy team that works hard but has fun while doing it.

About you

You are a proactive, results-driven individual with highly developed strategic communication skills. You love to write with the audience in mind, thrive on positively managing communications and are motivated by achieving results. You enjoy storytelling and crafting communications to engage different audiences.   This position will be pivotal in achieving company goals during an exciting time of brand revitalisation and growth, so the ability to identify and understand key industry themes and challenges, drive projects forward and work with multiple stakeholders is necessary.

About the opportunity!

Your top priority is to proactively manage Busways’ reputation through considered and well-crafted communications advice, strategies and initiatives.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide strategic communications advice to build our brand and reputation as a leading public transport provider 
  • Develop thoughtful, effective and measurable communications plans for corporate and key projects
  • Source, write, schedule and deliver engaging storytelling and content across a range of communications platforms
  • Manage media enquiries and drive proactive media coverage aligned with strategic objectives, working within government client requirements
  • Develop and manage brand communications materials

Criteria

You must have 4 years’ experience in a similar role and can demonstrate skills and experience in:

Technical

  • Proactively managing media to evolve brand, including developing media releases, responding to media enquiries and working with others on content and approvals
  • Providing strategic communications advice to support business objectives
  • Planning, researching and constructing a range of material including thought-leadership pieces, award submissions, promotions, publications, online media, digital campaigns, program materials and other related activities
  • Driving social media strategy, managing the content calendar and developing engaging content
  • Working within brand guidelines and driving brand consistency across all communications
  • A high degree of accuracy and have high attention to detail

Personal attributes

  • Great communication and influencing skills, with the ability to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to own a project, work it through to completion and work on multiple projects
  • Can work independently and collaboratively to find solutions
  • Track record as a team player with a positive attitude and desire to learn
  • Tenacity, resilience, work ethic and initiative and take pride in your contribution
  • Excellent organisation, multi-tasking, and time management skills
  • Positive and patient with high Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to work constructively with different individuals and groups

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications or similar
  • NSW Driver's Licence
  • Permanent Resident or Australian Citizen 

Great working environment

Join a fun, friendly marketing team in a supportive work environment where you receive continuous support and help. We are a group of passionate marketing, brand, communications, customer experience and community insights specialists who have the customer at the heart of all that we do. 

Our team is responsible for leading Busways’ brand and customer information strategies, engaging the broader community and encouraging more people to leave the car at home and travel via public transport. We care about our people and encourage employees to learn and develop, as well as offering great employee benefits. 

About Busways

Busways is a leading multi-state passenger transport provider. Our team of over 2600 employees operates thousands of school and charter services throughout Sydney, regional NSW and Adelaide, carrying over 60 million passengers on a Busways journey every year. 

Over the past 80 years we have developed a passionate and engaging reputation in the transport sector as one of the most well-known bus passenger transport operators. We pride ourselves on creating good customer experience and taking a proactive approach to public transport delivery, ensuring our customers' journeys are as seamless as possible. Busways’ customer commitment is to provide a service that makes customers feel safe, welcome, comfortable and impressed every time they travel with us.

Apply now

If you believe this is the perfect role for you, please apply by submitting a resume and a cover letter that specifically addresses your skills and experience in relation to the role, duties and required skill-set. Individual applications will be processed as soon as they are received so if this position is for you, apply today! For a confidential discussion please contact Janine Crawford on 0447 470 112 or apply via the link.

Busways is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage applications from people representing all diversity groups and ages such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ+, people with disabilities, religious beliefs and ethnicity.

  • Posted Date 06 May 2022
  • Location Pymble
    NSW / Australia
  • Industry Marketing & Communications
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Salary Not provided