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3 ABF Positions to be filled

Three positions are available.  Applicants can apply for any or all of the positions.  Expressions of Interest should be sent to abf_secretary@live.com.au by 20 February 2016. 

Background

As part of the recent review of the ABF Strategic Plan, the management committee is seeking to fill three positions to help achieve our objectives. These positions are:

  1. Media spokesperson
  2. Journalist; and
  3. Government relations officer.

Having a well-informed, articulate spokesperson available to talk to the media would assist the organization in realizing its mission.  A spokesperson would represent and advocate for the ABF’s position, even when this may conflict with their own opinion.

The ABF also needs to appoint a suitably qualified person to craft and submit media releases to a variety of media outlets. A journalist would gather, assess, create and present news and information on behalf of the ABF.

An ABF Government relations officer would be responsible for liaising with relevant Commonwealth Government Agencies in regard to specific strategies or initiatives outlined in the ABF Strategic Plan or for important issues which may arise from time to time.

Please address the relevant selection criteria when submitting an Expression of Interest.

Skills and knowledge required

  1. Media Spokesperson
  • Good understanding of how the media operates in Australia (TV, radio, print, social media)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (able to deliver messages with confidence and to take control of difficult media interviews)
  • Understanding of the dangers of going ‘off the record’
  • Commitment to the values and vision of the ABF
  • A thorough understanding of the bridge community and its key ‘players’ both within Australia and Internationally
  • Experienced in dealing with different forms of media
  • Ability to look professional for TV interviews and print media photographs
  • Ability to maximize the impact of favourable messages and to minimize the impact of unfavourable messages.

 

  1. Journalist
  • Good understanding of how the media operates in Australia (TV, radio, print, social media)
  • Commitment to the values and vision of the ABF
  • Experienced in dealing with different forms of media
  • Ability to align organizational message with target audience (and appropriate media)
  • Proven ability to exercise good judgment
  • Excellent written communication skills – suitable for print and ‘new’ media

 

  1. Government relations officer
    • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
    • Commitment to the values and vision of the ABF
    • A thorough understanding of the bridge community in Australia
    • Experienced in stakeholder management and engagement activities
    • Possess sound judgment

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