Communications officer sample resume

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Cody Moore

20 Telegraph Rd
Heraldton NSW 2548
T: (02) 9999 9999
M: 0400 000 000
E: [email protected]

Professional Profile

Qualified communications officer with a solid background in public relations. Expert at aligning media communications with company/brand vision and values, experienced in networking with media outlets to get the right messages out, and up to speed with using social media to create positive images and dialogue.


Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)
Swinburne University
Graduated: 2009


High School Certificate
Morston, NSW
Morston High School
Graduated: 2006

Employment History

November 2009 – Present
Communications Officer, Morston Council
Morston, NSW


  • Write media releases, speeches and newsletters in line with Council policies and strategic vision
  • Handle enquiries from a range of local and national media
  • Develop short and long-term Council PR strategies in collaboration with PR Manager
  • Respond to emergency issues that require an immediate media response
  • Write content for the Council website
  • Utilise social media platforms to establish and maintain dialogue with the public and reach new audiences
  • Liaise with the Mayor, PR Manager and other members of staff regarding public announcements/statements


  • Developed a broad range of media contacts to distribute Council news and developments
  • Gained skills in using social media as a PR tool
  • Created Council blog
  • Developed skills in multi-tasking and working to tight deadlines
December 2007 – November 2009
Publishing Assistant, Splash Mag
Sydney, NSW

Splash is a Sydney-based online magazine featuring Sydney’s vibrant arts, music and alternative culture.


  • Created informative and entertaining online content
  • Conceived and researched article ideas, and conducted interviews
  • Wrote and posted articles online
  • Developed and distributed creative media releases
  • Assisted with all aspects of online content management
  • Adhered to in-house style and briefs


  • Developed skills in crafting media releases
  • Gained solid experience in writing creatively to house style
  • Developed skills in website and online content management

Other Skills

  • Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign
  • Typing speed: 70 wpm

Personal Interests

Creative writing, soccer and sustainability. Member of Morston’s Tidy Trees environmental conservation program.


Bea Stretton
PR Manager
Morston Council
T: (02) 9999 7777
E: [email protected]
Guy Coulter
Publishing Manager
Splash Mag
T: (02) 9999 8888
E: [email protected]
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