Current vacancies

Media and Communications Manager (EL1 - ongoing)

Why this role matters

Our Agency is entering an exciting new chapter as we seek to deepen our impact, expand our reach and accelerate the rate of change.  This hands-on role is an integral part of the team, working collaboratively to develop, and deliver high impact media communications that capture hearts and minds, stimulate thinking and debate, and drive action in Australian workplaces.

Our Agency is looking for an experienced, driven individual with an excellent understanding of media, along with experience developing and delivering media and communications strategies to join our team.

You will have the opportunity to utilise your experience as a journalist or media and communications specialist to develop and implement media and communication activities.

Your passion for storytelling and your ability to translate data and performance into compelling narratives will enhance the Agency’s capacity to engage and motivate employers to take action.

If you want a role where you can thrive, be challenged, do meaningful work, and be part of an amazing team, you’re in the right place.


  • are a natural storyteller who can deliver innovative media campaigns.
  • can develop and implement an integrated media and communications strategy, as well as preparing media releases and responses and high-quality content for Agency publications, speeches and submissions.
  • have experience developing and delivering media and communications strategies for proactive promotion and advocacy, and reactive issues management.
  • can identify emerging media, stakeholder and community interest issues, and provide strategic media and communications advice.
  • have an understanding of media needs and established media networks, with high level experience in media liaison.
  • are an excellent communicator (written and verbal), delivering to a wide variety of audiences.
  • have Baseline security clearance, or the ability to obtain clearance.

To find out more about the role and how to apply please refer to the Application Package.

Media and Communications Manager Application Package

Indigenous Australian Government Development Program (IAGDP)

Indigenous Australian Government Development Program

Our agency is proud to be a participating employer in the Indigenous Australian Government Development Program (IAGDP) The IAGDP is a 12-month entry-level employment and development program open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are interested in working in the Australian Public Service (APS). The aim of the program is to significantly contribute to improving employment opportunities, experiences and outcomes for Indigenous Australians in the APS. We value and draw on the skills, capability and unique life experiences and perspectives that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees can bring to the workplace.

For more details, please see the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website. 

Working with us

WGEA is a small unique agency with a big agenda. At WGEA you will be part of a team of high achievers who are passionate, friendly, and fun. We understand what working flexibly means. We pride ourselves on being a respectful, diverse, and inclusive community.

We encourage and welcome applications from people of all genders, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature-age people. Before applying for a role, check that you meet the eligibility criteria and possess the key skills and capabilities set out in the Application Package. You can tell us in your application or when called in for interview if you need any adjustments to help you participate equally in the selection process.  Please visit this page regularly for employment opportunities. 

You can also view the Agency’s current Enterprise Agreement below.