Digital Journalist


Are you passionate about planning, creating and distributing digital and multimedia content across a range of platforms to reach a wide audience?

Are you passionate about planning, creating and distributing digital and multimedia content across a range of platforms to reach a wide audience?  Well, this role is the one for you…

The LGAQ communicates to our members, stakeholders, and the public in a range of formats.  You will be the person responsible for leading the creation and production of video, audio and digital communications content.

The Digital Journalist at LGAQ works with a team of communications experts to deliver key messages, identify contemporary ideas for sharing of content and improve engagement with our members councils. They will be a person who thrives on identifying new and innovative ideas to help increase our digital footprint.

If you’re interested, you should have:
  • Demonstrated experience in filming/photography, editing and writing skills, a great news sense and a flair for producing compelling video, print, digital and audio material. 
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in communications, journalism or marketing together with expert knowledge of print, media and communication strategies, processes and techniques. 
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in communications, publications, digital media or public relations. 
  • Experience in the production of print and digital publications
  • Demonstrated ability to originate and pursue news and feature ideas. 
  • High level project management skills, including an ability to set, enforce and meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to translate complex policy issues into easily understood messages that reach a wide audience. 
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a productive team member. 
  • Ability to liaise effectively with executives and other external stakeholders. 
It will be desirable to also be able to demonstrate:
  • A broad understanding of Queensland state and local politics and key issues impacting the local government sector. 
  • Experience with producing info graphics. 
  • Proficient at using the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of programs. 
  • Experience in selling advertising space. 
The successful candidate responsibilities will include:
  • Lead the creation and production of LGAQ video, audio and digital communications content and features for distribution across a range of platforms.
  • Lead the production of LGAQ publications, including Council Leader, our quarterly magazine and our regular Electronic Direct Mail (EDMs).
  • Assist our Media Executive in preparing media releases and responding to media enquiries related to Queensland local government.
  • Facilitate, author, and edit digital content and assist with film and media campaigns.
  • Identify, research and write material for internal and public relations activities to promote local government.
  • Deliver multimedia training and support to colleagues and coordinate the scheduling of content capture.
  • Keep across digital communications best practice to ensure LGAQ communications are innovative and of the highest standard.
  • Ensure the delivery of LGAQ key messages regarding policy outcomes across a range of multimedia platforms.
  • Provide innovative solutions to improving member engagement particularly in relation to ensuring the organisation effectively communicates its activities and achievements.
  • Assist the Communications Team to build on the Association 's social media presence, and provide support and assistance to Queensland councils to enhance and improve their digital presence
This role will be interviewing throughout the advertisement period, so we encourage you to apply early if you are interested. The role may be closed if we find a suitable candidate early in the advertisement period.

As part of your application process, we request a show reel or portfolio of work no longer than 10 minutes to be submitted with your resume. You are welcome to include this as a Dropbox link in your cover letter so our team can view it.

If you have any further questions after reading the role responsibilities above, please feel free call our HR team on 3000 2222.