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 a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a similar role and be able to 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 the largest wholly Australian-owned bus operator, providing services across NSW in Western Sydney, North Shore and West, Central Coast and North Coast, and the South Australian Public Transport Authority in Adelaide’s Outer South. Over the past 80 years we have developed a passionate and engaging brand in the transport sector and are one of the most well-known bus passenger transport operators in our operating regions.With a team of more than 2,600 people, committed to transporting over 26 million passengers each year, we pride ourselves on taking a proactive approach to public transport delivery to ensure the customer’s journey is as seamless as possible.Join Busways and you’ll become part of an exciting future of public transport, with on-demand services, zero-emission technology, and growing regions you’ll get to experience new and exciting transport innovations that lie ahead.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. AUD Pymble 2073