About the Western Downs and Council

It is an exciting time to be living and working on the Western Downs, with a strong, diverse economy creating exciting opportunities for our growing regional area.

The Western Downs is also emerging as a prime tourist destination with a variety of unique experiences, vibrant major events, and stunning natural landscapes to captivate visitors of all ages and interests.

Western Downs Regional Council (WDRC) is a sustainable organisation delivering modern and quality essential services to around 35,000 residents.

WDRC is made up of people from diverse backgrounds, demonstrating the people that make our region unique and dedicated to making a real difference in the community.

About the Opportunity

The Communications and Digital Marketing Officer is responsible for assisting in enhancing and raising Council's image and public profile as well as increasing engagement with the community through creative and consistent public relations, communications and social media and digital strategies that promote Council services, achievements, events and the Western Downs region.

This position is a Permanent/Full Time position and can be based at any of our major regional centres (Dalby/Chinchilla/Miles/Tara or Wandoan)

Reporting to the Communication and Marketing Manager, you will be:

  • Presenting innovative ideas, provide advice and develop plans to help drive growth and increase user engagement and traffic on Council's social media and digital channels (including web and intranet);
  • Providing advice and support to Council Departments and in collaboration with the Communication and Marketing Department develop communication plans as well as content for the successful promotion of Council projects, community engagement, services and operations;
  • Writing concise, factual and timely media releases and editorial copy (internal and external) on Council news;
  • Filming, editing and packaging video and audio suitable for a range of platforms, e.g. news broadcast, website and social media;

About yourself

The successful applicant will have:

  • Exceptional people skills and demonstrated ability to effectively deal with a broad cross-section of Council stakeholders.
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills.
  • High level computer and word processing skills including Desktop Publishing and web content management.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.

The benefits working for WDRC:

Work / life balance

Enjoy quality time with a 9 day fortnight.

Access to Corporate Health Plan

Take care of yourself and join a health plan to improve life.

Health & Wellbeing program and Mental Health Support

Change your lifestyle and live better with healthy ideas. Be your best possible self with provided support and information.

Access to free Employee Assistance Program & confidential counselling

Reach out to someone confidentially if you are experiencing any concerns or problems.

Salary Packaging Available

Restructure your salary to work for you to pay for everyday living expenses such as Motor Vehicles, Superannuation, Remote Area Housing (Rent), Fuel, Gas and Electricity.

Allowances Available (if applicable)

Allowances such as Locality Allowance may be applicable to your position.

Job security in a local government position

Feel secure working for an organisation who believes in strong foundations of respect, balance, communication, teamwork, accountability and leadership.

Relocation Assistance

Relocation assistance of up to $5,000 may be provided to the preferred candidate if relocating to the Western Downs Region.

Living & Working in the Western Downs:

Experience Western Downs

If you are looking to join an innovative and dynamic company, that provides staff with a work life balance and opportunities for growth with state of the art mentoring from professionals within its team, this may be the role for you. Be part of the community you serve. TOGETHER WE MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE.

Applications close at 5.00pm AEST on Thursday 11 July 2024

Additional Information

The recruitment process may include candidates undergoing a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing.

WDRC reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date, or extend the closing date, without prior notice.

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Western Downs Regional,Queensland,Australia

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