Media Manager

Requisition ID:  23166

Southbank, AU, 3006

The Role:

Our Corporate Affairs team is growing!  The Media Manager will lead proactive and reactive engagement with media to influence and produce positive coverage across National, State and local titles, with a focus on ENGIE’s assets, projects and developments.  The incumbent will work with Australian business units and ENGIE’s regional colleagues to ensure a clear, consistent and aligned position is delivered to, and reflected in media, and assist with other external communication activities that help these entities and ENGIE ANZ protect its reputation and achieve its commercial goals.

The role will be accountable to the Head of Corporate Affairs and can worked flexibly – hybrid work model.

The role is  full time and reasonable requests for part time work will be considered.



Key Responsibilities:


Media management
Craft, align, and deliver the business’s messages and key positions through editorial and earned media, with a focus on titles and publications which influence our customers, communities, government and regulators. Manage and escalate inbound media queries as appropriate, draft media releases and coordinate their approval, report media coverage and analyse trends to help inform Corporate Affairs and ENGIE ANZ reputation and commercial strategies.


Spokesperson management

Train, prepare and equip our leaders to speak to print and broadcast media and/or serve as lead spokesperson for the business where required.


Issues tracking

Develop and maintain a register of key reputational issues that may attract media attention and work with business colleagues on remediation and/or mitigation measures.


Communications plans

Draft and deliver integrated communications strategies and create communications outputs (e.g. fact sheets, web pages, infographics, etc..) that complement and aid the business’s media engagement program, and help our business units with their communication goals



About You:

To be successful in this role, you will have a background in public relations and/or journalism and have an established network of media contacts.  You will be a go-getter and be able to highlight the portfolio of projects and development and existing assets to multiple media channels and be able to travel to the project sites (as required), often in rural areas, to engage with local media.


Next Steps

If this sounds like the role for you, please apply with a covering letter addressing each of the key responsibilities, together with your up-to-date resume.

All applicants must have unlimited rights to work in Australia.

Government and some client directions regarding vaccination against COVID-19 apply to various aspects of ENGIE’s work across Australia. If your application is successful, ENGIE may require you to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 as necessary to comply with any such government and client directions that apply to your work in this position.

ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, carer’s responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, marital status, health, disability or political opinions.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people of the LGBTIQA+ community are encouraged to apply. Our differences are our strengths!


About ENGIE Australia & New Zealand:

ENGIE has operated in Australia since 1996 and is supporting the transition to a carbon-neutral economy by providing energy solutions to households, businesses and communities.

Globally, ENGIE has been driving innovation for more than 180 years. Today, ENGIE is changing the face of energy and services by creating and developing a diverse range of energy solutions, supported by global expertise, and delivered by local teams who understand their local markets.

In Australia we have an ambitious goal – to achieve net zero by 2045 by deploying renewable energy, hydrogen, storage and e-mobility infrastructure at pace, while leading the transformation from coal-fired power to a clean energy future at our Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project.

We have more than 1,000MW of low-carbon generation capacity and almost 3,000MW of renewable energy under development. Our retail business has more than 700,000 customer accounts across Australia.

ENGIE’s trading arm, Global Energy Management & Sales (GEMS) provides low-energy supply agreements, energy trading, risk management and asset management services to business customers.

Our Business Units

Thermal & Supply

  • Simply Energy is one of Australia’s fastest growing energy retailers, with more than 750,000 electricity and gas customer accounts in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia, The Australian Capital Territory and Queensland.
  • 1,000MW of low-carbon generation capacity located in South Australia
  • The Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project is a dedicated business stream leading the safe, stable and sustainable rehabilitation of the former Hazelwood Power Station and Mine, which ceased operation in 2017



  • Development, operation and maintenance of large-scale assets – predominantly in wind, solar and industrial-scale battery storage - as well as integrating hydrogen as an alternative energy source.


Energy Solutions

  • ENGIE Net Zero Energy Solutions builds long-term partnerships that deliver net zero outcomes for communities.
  • By integrating infrastructure, technology and services, we design, build and operate environmentally-friendly solutions, such as Green Mobility and energy storage, that support and accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral economy.


Global Energy Management (GEM)

  • GEM has 20 years’ presence in energy markets worldwide and offers services including risk management solutions, market access, asset management and optimisation, gas off-take, investment services, physical supply and logistics management, economic research, market analysis and M&A facilitation for energy producers. 
  • GEM tailors solutions, such as PPAs, to the specific needs of corporate clients, with a strong focus on decarbonation and decentralisation, matching our clients’ growing needs to lower their carbon footprint and source greener energy with those of renewable asset owners.


Business Unit:  T&G
Division:  T&G AMEA - Australia
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Bachelor's Degree