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Media and communications officer

What is it like being a media and communications officer? 

Media and communications officers work towards upholding and building the public image of an organisation via media and communication channels. They develop and implement communication and media plans to ensure an organisation maintains a positive image in the minds of their customers.

Employment level (thousands)

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Where exact job data has not been available, data from a related field has been used. This data is reflective of employment levels for public relations professionals. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.

Average weekly total cash earnings (before tax)

This data shows average weekly cash earnings for the occupation (rounded figure). These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Characteristics of Employment Survey, August 2015.

Is it right for me?

As a media and communications officer, you will have a knack for multi-tasking and the ability to work under pressure. You will have an eye for detail and will always strive for the best result. 

Other important attributes of a media and communications officer include:

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic mindset
  • Ability to be analytical and critical
  • Strong influencing and management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Professional accreditation 

The Bachelor of Communication and Media (Public Relations) is accredited with the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA).

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