Bunnings – Media Lead

April 2, 2024
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At Bunnings, you’ll make a positive difference to our business and beyond.

Bunnings is the leading retailer of home improvement and lifestyle products in Australia and New Zealand and a major supplier to project builders, commercial tradespeople and the housing industry. Operating from a network of stores, trade centres, frame and truss sites, and online, Bunnings caters for consumer and commercial customers.

By joining our passionate and diverse team, you will have the opportunity to grow, develop, have fun and make a positive difference – to our customers and the communities where we live and work.

About the role:

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Media Lead to join our Corporate Affairs team at Bunnings. This role will provide strategic guidance and support to key stakeholders on media, business communications, risk/issues and reputation management. Reporting to the Media Manager, this role is responsible for leading proactive and reactive communications and media relations plans in line with Bunnings’ priorities.

What’s involved:

  • Effectively identify and mitigate business issues and risks and communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage a high volume of incoming media queries, consulting with stakeholders across the business to inform an approach/response and liaise with journalists, often working to tight deadlines. This includes being part of a roster to cover out-of-hours queries.
  • Successfully co-ordinate and advise key internal and external business partners in executing and managing communication activities to protect and enhance the Bunnings brand.
  • Undertake ongoing media monitoring of key business themes, stories and trends that may impact Bunnings’ brand or reputation, and provide guidance to stakeholders on issues and responses
  • Successfully develop and execute reactive communications strategies and plans and engage all relevant stakeholders in this process.
  • Project manage potential reputational issues, engaging all relevant areas of the business to help mitigate, and work cross-functionally with the wider Corporate Affairs team.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Established experience in a fast paced media/ PR role within a retail, corporate or agency environment
  • Demonstrated experience managing and influencing media at all levels.
  • High level issues management skills including identification, mitigation and management processes.
  • Ability to project manage issues across all stakeholders, working to tight deadlines.
  • Proven to identify opportunities and lead the development and implementation of proactive media/comms plans including content creation
  • Outstanding verbal communication skills and high level of interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent writing skills including a demonstrated ability to write clear, concise messages and copy using everyday language that’s friendly and accessible.
  • Experience in managing external media monitoring agencies.

We’re here to support you.

Bunnings strives to ensure everyone is treated fairly and our team are committed to supporting you at any stage of your recruitment journey. Be sure to let us know if you require an adjustment and we can provide the most appropriate support for you. Contact us at jobs@bunnings.com.au and a member of the team will be in touch.

You’ll be part of a workplace where you’ll feel like you belong.

There’s so much on offer when you’re part of our Bunnings team with benefits including:

  • Our flexible and informal work environment which helps bring balance between work and home.
  • Team discount at Bunnings, OnePass and with other Wesfarmers retailers including Kmart, Target, Officeworks and Catch.
  • Discounts from corporate partners (such as private health insurance, gyms, car rental) and cost price food and drinks at our Bunnings café.
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave, regardless of gender, annual flu vaccinations and health checks.
  • The opportunity to create a real difference in your local community and environment.

Join us and experience Bunnings from the other side of the counter.

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Please note that if your application progresses to the reference check stage, you may be required to submit a police check. If your search returns a criminal record, Bunnings will assess whether the record impacts your ability to perform the key requirements of the role.

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