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Head of Corporate Communications

We’re a modern media organisation providing distinctive TV, radio and digital content for all Australians, in more languages than any other broadcaster in the world. We recognise the value of difference and power of inclusion. We believe in the growth and empowerment of our people and trust that they will drive SBS’s success to make a world of difference. We’re also a really great place to work, with strong values and a crystal clear purpose.

Trust is key for us, which is why the Corporate Communications team plays such a critical role at SBS. We are looking for someone who is ready to lead that team to deliver high quality, strategic media and reputation management for SBS, as well as the effective delivery of all external and internal communications functions.

About the role

This is a full-time role in the diverse and collaborative Corporate Affairs Division, whose broader purpose is to manage SBS’s reputation and engagement with a range of key stakeholders. The position reports into the Director of Corporate Affairs and is based in SBS Sydney office.

This role is all about stakeholder management, leadership and strategic thinking: you’ll be leading a team responsible for planning and executing an effective and holistic communications strategy which supports delivery of the SBS Strategic Plan.

An essential part of the position is to build and maintain strong relationships with mainstream, trade and community media outlets, and identifying and effectively managing issues both proactively and reactively. This role also exists to provide strategic and trusted advice to the SBS Board, Managing Director and Executive, and lead key reputational moments such as the Annual Report, and the Parliamentary Showcase.

About you

We’re after someone with great judgement, a solutions-focused attitude, leadership skills and a commitment to the SBS Purpose.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in successfully leading a corporate communications function or significant projects, with at least 8 years’ work experience in the field. Since this role is all about building and maintaining relationships, it’s crucial that you have an ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with stakeholders at all levels. You’ll also be working closely with a range of different areas at SBS so an ability to build constructive working relationships quickly is important.

You will need highly developed writing skills with demonstrated experience writing effective communications for a range of purposes and audiences. Equally as important, you will need experience in managing a team, with a passion for coaching and mentoring. Experience at a media organisation would be an advantage but is not essential.

What you’ll find in return is a supportive and friendly team who are as focused on a positive work environment as they are on achieving our goals.

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process—at the end of the day, we don’t want anything getting in the way of us getting to know you a bit better.

We embrace difference and welcome applications of people from all backgrounds. As part of our commitment to closing the gap, we strongly encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

http://careers.sbs.com.au/job-details/query/7776095 2064

SBS

Interested?

On the SBS Career Page following the link: http://careers.sbs.com.au/job-details/query/7776095

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