PSA SA: Communications Officer (Media & Publications)

Are you a talented professional writer, editor and proof-reader committed to excellence and accuracy in communication – with a commitment to the values of the trade union movement?

The Public Service Association (PSA), the principal trade union for South Australian public sector workers, is seeking a communications professional to join its General Secretary’s division.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with skills and experience in journalistic writing and editing to contribute to supporting PSA members and the public sector.

The role requires a commitment to developing high-quality, targetted written communications, an excellent grasp of the English language, grammar and journalistic writing style, as well as relentless attention to detail.

The Communications Officer (Media and Publications) reports to the Manager, Policy and Strategy, and supports the PSA’s General Secretary’s division through promoting the valuable contribution public sector workers make, advocating for members’ industrial rights and championing the public sector.

Key tasks include:

  • Proof-reading of external communication materials to ensure a consistently high standard
  • Drafting pro-active and reactive media releases
  • Liaising with journalists and responding to media enquiries with media statements in a timely manner
  • Compiling and editing the PSA’s regular magazine, the Public Sector Review
  • Assisting in preparing speeches and other presentations for the General Secretary.
Qualifications in Journalism and previous experience working in a member-based organisation will be highly regarded.

The PSA is willing to consider part-time and full-time options, between 0.8FTE (full-time equivalent) and 1.0FTE. Salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

To apply, please email a cover letter outlining your experience and why you would be suitable for the role; your resume/CV; and three recent examples of your written work to Susie Andricic Administration Manager at

The closing date for applications is 11:00pm Sunday, 21 July 2024.

For a copy of the job and person specification please email

For further information about this position please contact PSA Manager, Policy and Strategy, Austin White at or at

Please note: this position is being re-advertised. Previous applications have been considered.

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