Australian Embassy

Vacancy - Media Officer

                                                         Media Officer

A full time position for Media Officer has become vacant in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) for suitably qualified applicants on a contractual basis. The Media Officer plays an important role in devising and implementing media strategies in support of embassy activities and Australian Government Policies and initiatives.

Selection Criteria

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Applicants must provide a written Statement of Claims of no more than three pages to show their suitability under each of the following Selection Criteria. The Statement of Claims forms the most important part of the application, as this information, together with a resume of no more than two pages, will be used to shortlist applicants for further consideration for the vacancy.  There is no need for a covering letter.

In addressing each criteria please ensure that you provide example(s) based on previous experience where available, to demonstrate your capability.

  1. Previous work experience in relevant field with demonstrated understanding of the Thai media industry.
  2. Proven strong interpersonal skills, including an ability to liaise with contacts at all levels in both private and government sectors. Strong networking skills, including making and retaining contacts.
  3. Demonstrated high level organisation and prioritisation skills.  Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as part of a team. Demonstrated experience working under pressure and the ability to meet deadlines.
  4. Superior written and oral communication skills in English and Thai.
  5. At least a bachelor degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of five years employment experience. Knowledge of Australia is highly desirable.


    Contract Conditions:


Media Officer

Work Level Classification:


Commencement Salary:

64,013 Baht per month


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Date of Commencement:

August 2017, subject to the Thai Police Check Process which can take up to six weeks

Employment Period:

Two Years and Six Months

Probationary Period:

Three Months

Place of Work:

Australian Embassy, Bangkok


Employment will be subject to a satisfactory medical and police/security checks. The actual start date will be confirmed after advice has been received in regards to the outcome of the police checks which will be carried out in Thailand, Australia, any country where the successful candidate is a citizen, and any country where the successful candidate has resided for 6 months or more in the past 5 years. Please note that costs for police check in any country other than Thailand will be met by the successful candidate.

For expatriate prospective employees, please note that all costs associated with the employee’s relocation to and stay in Thailand, including visa fees, are the employee’s responsibility. The Embassy can provide limited assistance to the employee requesting a Thai visa and permit to stay.  It is the employees’ responsibility to obtain the relevant documents and ensure that they are in compliance with immigration regulations that relate to their employment with the Embassy in Thailand. The Embassy is unable to assist with Thai Visa matters in relation to the spouse or partner or family members of an employee. Prospective applicants are advised to check their eligibility for a visa - and investigate living conditions and costs.


For any application to be ELIGIBLE and therefore considered, it must include TWO required documents;

  1. CV (Resume) - A maximum of two pages CV outlining previous relevant work experience in English language. Please include the names and contact details (phone number and email addresses) of two referees in the CV.
  2. A Statement of Claim addressing each selection criterion (no more than three pages altogether). For guidelines on how to write a Statement of Claims, please visit under ‘About Us’, ‘Job Opportunity’ and ‘Guidelines for addressing Selection Criteria’.


Please send your application to OR mail it to;

Australian Embassy Bangkok

37 South Sathorn Road



Applications close on Monday, 17 July 2017, 4.30 pm (Bangkok Time).

Enquiries regarding the position may be directed to the Human Resources Unit at or 02 344 6346-7.

Please note that only ELIGIBLE applications will be considered, and only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview and provided with feedback on the selection process, on request. 

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