Media and Communications Manager

Job Description

  • Enhancing the business brand and reputation
  • Manage Media Relations and Internal Comms
  • 12 month fixed term contract- maternity leave cover

About the role

This role is important to support Babcock’s growth ambitions and enhancing the business brand and reputation in the region. The role works with colleagues in Australasia and Babcock Internationally to ensure an aligned approach.


Based in Adelaide, the Media and Communications Manager will lead media and  internal communications function for Babcock Australasia. You will specifically manage media relations and develop high-quality communications for the CEO and Executive Committee members including company updates and key announcements and people and culture transformation projects. This position supports all areas of the organisation to develop communications strategies and best practice corporate communications platforms to support business objectives.


About you

You are an innovative leader who thrives on delivering best practice media and corporate communications outcomes and enjoys working closely with senior leaders to support strategic business objectives. Your experience comes with a strong track record in developing and sustaining key relationships, working in and with the media and having a highly attuned radar for managing opportunities and issues.

You will hold a Tertiary qualification in Journalism, Communications,  and/or Business and have a proven ability to articulate key messages appropriately to a variety of audiences.

So if you have a strategic and creative mindset, a strong background in media relations and corporate communications and the ability to adapt to a dynamic and rapidly growing organisation, then this role is for you!!


Your future at Babcock – what we offer you 

  • We provide an agile work environment where you’re able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required, in addition we offer a compressed week which can provide you even more flexibility;
  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave;
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan;
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days;
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver


Who we are


Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.


Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,300 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy. To provide you some local context, some of the programs our team are proud to be a part of involve:


  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.


So, if you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


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We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, due to the defence orientation of this role, the successful candidate must be eligible to obtain a  Security Clearance, as defined in the AGSVA guidelines.


Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks. These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, police check, security check, qualifications and right to work.


The health and safety of our people, customers and communities is our number one priority. To comply with public health orders or our customer requirements, some roles within the business will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to gain access to sites. Please speak to us if you have any questions about this based on your individual circumstances.


Babcock Australasia is a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.


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