Public Affairs Manager
Clean Up! Australia
13 Green St
Meadowville NSW 2435
Dear Ms Presser
Re: Communications Officer position
I am writing to apply for the position of Communications Officer at Clean Up! Australia as advertised recently on SEEK.com.au.
I am an exceptionally motivated and enthusiastic communications professional, with several years’ experience in communications and public relations. In my current role as Communications Officer at Morston Council, I create and oversee the writing of media releases, speeches and newsletters, and I handle all media enquiries. I also liaise regularly with Council staff, including the Mayor, to discuss and refine our communication strategies.
I have also been responsible for creating content for the Council's website and expanding our reach through the use of various social media platforms, which have brought us into more direct contact with our constituents.
I am experienced in both proactive campaign-driven releases and responsive communications. In a local council such as this one, the need for crisis and risk management through effective communication is vital, and I have displayed a knack for dealing with crisis situations in a prompt and calm manner. I have repeatedly demonstrated grace under pressure and a capacity to juggle competing priorities.
I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Public Relations. I am also well versed in a range of legislation relevant to my role at Council, including environmental legislation.
You will find me to be enthusiastic and extremely driven to achieve positive outcomes. I understand well the power of the right message delivered to the right audience at the right time. My written communication skills are excellent, and I am effective and articulate in conducting radio interviews.
I have a long standing interest in environmental issues and have been a long term advocate of local conservation programs. I would therefore welcome the opportunity to work for an organisation such as Clean Up! and help contribute to the spread of green messages and practices.
My resume is attached and I look forward to being able to discuss the position with you further.