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Government communications officer sample resume

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Jenny Bracken

1/89 Westa Ave
Smithsville NSW 2352
M: 0400 000 000

Career Summary

I am a communications professional with experience in public sector and council environments. My strengths lie in engaging positively with both internal and external stakeholders and my understanding of a range of technical communications platforms and publication processes.


Open Universities Australia
Graduated: 2009


Higher School Certificate
Smithsville, NSW
Smithsville High School
Graduated: 2006


Employment History

April 2011 – Present:
Communications Officer, Smithsville Council
Smithsville, NSW


  • Research, prepare and produce information for articles, events, speeches, publications and reports
  • Write media releases and actively engage with local media
  • Assist with managing community events
  • Respond to customer, stakeholder and media requests
  • Circulate communications to internal staff and Council members
  • Produce content for and update the Council website
  • Manage Council social media activity


  • Increased media outreach and database of media contacts by 20%
  • Increased website traffic and social engagement through online activity
  • Contributed to positive media coverage for all Council activity


Smithsville, NSW

December 2009 – April 2011:
Outreach and Communications Coordinator,
Smithsville Library


  • Promoted all upcoming library events through both print media and library website
  • Designed, edited and produced all marketing collateral for library promotions/events
  • Wrote and edited press releases for local media
  • Developed relationships with local media and community groups
  • Wrote and edited fortnightly e-newsletter for library members
  • Briefed internal staff members on all upcoming promotions and events
  • Maintained and updated library website


  • Helped to increase library membership by 15% in first year
  • Consistently gained positive media coverage of library events

Technical Skills

  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficient on both PC and Mac
  • Comfortable using content management systems to update website content


George Walters
General Manager
Smithsville Council
T: 0400 000 000
Janet Doerty
Library Manager
Smithsville Library
T: (00) 9000 0000
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