The Department of Regional NSW

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role. 

Are you a media professional looking to use your skills to make a real difference to communities in regional NSW? Would you like to coordinate and manage a range of media and engagement activities to assist communities across regional NSW?

  • Located in either Queanbeyan (preferred), Dubbo, Armidale or Coffs Harbour.
  • Temporary Full-time role until 30 June 2023
  • Salary starting from $99,000 pa + super


About our team 

The Department of Regional NSW was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. The Department is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

This role sits in the Media, Communications and Engagement team within the Office of the Secretary. The team provides support to teams working out of various regional offices in NSW.


About the role (role description

In this role you will be responsible for coordinating and managing a range of media activities to support and engage communities and industries in regional NSW.

As a Media Advisor, you will be responsible for:

  • Researching and preparing media materials for key department stakeholders and organising media events and opportunities
  • Being aware of media issues and themes, identifying opportunities and providing advice

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Matt Sun at matthew.sun@regional.nsw.gov.au 


About you 

You will have a proven record of achievement in media management, including the planning and delivery of media opportunities and materials.

You will hold tertiary qualifications in communications/media/marketing or equivalent experience.

You will also have demonstrated experience maintaining stakeholder relationships.


Why work for Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW)? 

Exciting career pathways and opportunities 

We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you join the NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW government.


Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people.

Our people:  

Join DRNSW and you’ll be joining a team of more than 4,000 passionate people spread across a diverse range of disciplines and functions including – public works, land services, fisheries, agriculture and biosecurity. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of regional NSW we invite you to become part of our story.


To apply, please submit an updated CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and capabilities. To be considered you must submit your application via the online application process.

Applications close on Thursday 28th October 2021

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. 

Please note that NSW Government expects all NSW government sector employees who can be safely vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine to do so.