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Public Relations Officer A07 - Dept. Attorney General & Justice

Primary Objective: To provide high level strategic expertise to the Judiciary and Administration on effective media relations and to build and maintain the positive reputation of the NT Courts and Tribunals through public relations, educational programs, initiatives and events.

Context Statement: This position is the central point of contact for the media and is expected to actively engage with media, to conduct assessments of media requests and make recommendations as to the management of media requests. The position also manages and coordinates public events, such as the Supreme Court Open Day, and educational programs for the public.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide practical and strategic advice to the Chief Justice, Chief Judge and the courts administration in media, public relations and marketing, and the release of information to media.
2. Effectively manage and report on media and communication activity to ensure accurate reporting and daily monitoring.
3. Proactively seek media opportunities to promote positive work of the Judiciary and develop court communications material including media statements, fact sheets, media guide and briefings for the media.
4. Develop, coordinate and deliver appropriate public relations and educational programs, initiatives or events for the public, students, teachers and community groups.
5. Manage and report the court’s workload statistics and data to the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice and external Government Agencies.
6. Undertake strategic projects allocated by courts management.

Selection Criteria

Essential

1. High level interpersonal skills, political awareness and an ability to liaise with the Judiciary, Senior Executives, the media and other relevant stakeholders.
2. Ability to act as the central point of contact for the Courts including the ability to assess, manage and engage with media regarding media requests.
3. Knowledge and understanding of the judicial system including criminal and civil processes across Northern Territory Courts, or the ability to quickly gain this knowledge.
4. Demonstrated ability to interpret data/information from the Integrated Justice Information system (IJIS) or ability to quickly acquire this skill.
5. A high level of knowledge of the media industry and ability to manage sensitive media issues, emerging trends, and media tools including social media.
6. A demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures.

Desirable

1. Tertiary qualification in journalism, public relations, marketing, management or a related discipline.
2. Demonstrated experience in delivering public relations strategies and educational programs or similar types of events and presentations to small and large groups of adults and children.

Further Information: The successful applicant will be required to undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.

The current rates of pay are available at: https://ocpe.nt.gov.au/nt-public-sector-employment/Information-about-ntps-employment/rates-of-pay/general-ntps-administrative-stream 

All enquiries in relation to the position should be directed to Chris Cox, Director of Courts and Tribunals on either (08) 8999 6112 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Office Location

Level 3, 9 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800

Mailing Address

GPO Box 2388
Darwin NT 0801

Contact

Phone: 08 8981 5104
Fax: 08 8941 1623
Email: lawsoc@lawsocietynt.asn.au

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