Office of the Secretary

Competitive salary with flexible working arrangements. Working within the Office of the Secretary, Media, Communications and Engagement team. Based in Queanbeyan, Dubbo, Coffs Harbour, Armidale, or other regional NSW locations (preferred); metropolitan locations may also be considered.

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.

  • Ongoing and temporary full-time roles, preferably based in regional NSW
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Competitive salary starting at $99,000 pa + super

About the role

The Department of Regional NSW is recruiting multiple Media and Communications Advisor roles to support programs and initiatives including disaster recovery, economic development and internal communications.

The roles will be based in the Office of the Secretary, coordinating and delivering a range of media, communications and engagement activities.

What will you be doing?

  • Help develop and implement media, communications, and engagement strategies to effectively communicate, inform and engage with audiences
  • Support the development of copy and creative writing for media, web and social media, EDMs, stakeholder letters and other communication channels
  • Support the development of content across various channels including media, websites and digital platforms, direct marketing, internal communications channels, and printed collateral to deliver regular and consistent messaging to identified audiences
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including media, Ministerial staff, Regional NSW cluster agencies and internal teams, other NSW Government agencies, groups and communities to facilitate appropriate and timely media, communications, and engagement activity
  • Work in partnership with the regional Media, Communications and Engagement Group to ensure program strategies align with the broader regional narrative and messaging, objectives and priorities.


We believe in a flexible and relaxed working environment allowing people to operate in a manner that cultivates a friendly culture and reduces stress levels. We offer a culture of ambition, support, and inclusivity. We are passionate about what we do, and we want to work with those who share that same drive.

We promote an open-door policy and encourage collaboration between all staff. Joining Department of Regional NSW, you’ll have access to a range of unique government benefits in a flexible work environment like no other. If you’re ready to step into this meaningful and rewarding role, we want to hear from you!

Who is the Department of Regional NSW? Why work for us?

Our 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.

Applying for the Role

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

Application Closing Date – 11.55pm Tuesday 31 May 2022.

For further information, contact Matthew Sun on matthew.sun@regional.nsw.gov.au or view the Role Description.

Additional Information

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

All Department of Regional NSW employees are required to show evidence of:

  • being fully vaccinated with a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine and; or
  • having an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or approved COVID19 Vaccination medical exemption at the time of your application submission.