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Senior Communications Officer Sydney NSW


UNSW Sydney NSW Australia

2 months ago

This Job is based in Australia

Senior Communications Officer

Employment Type: Full - time (35 hr/week)

Duration: 12-month Fixed Term contract

Remuneration: $100K - $108K (+17% super and leave loading)

Location: Randwick, Sydney NSW (Hybrid working)

Why this role matters

This person will work with the NDARC Office of Director to develop and manage NDARC’s overarching communications strategy, incorporating internal and digital communications, events, media activity, stakeholder engagement and knowledge management. You will also manage NDARC’s internal and digital communications tools, including the Centre’s website, social media accounts, intranet, and internal and external newsletters. The position also oversees NDARC’s events schedule, develops and implements strategic communications plans, provides support and advice to researchers and project teams and manages key communications projects for the Centre. You will also be expected to manage NDARC’s Communications and Events... Officer and work closely with the broader Operations Team, as well as staff in UNSW Medicine and the Division of External Engagement (DEE).

See full details of the role responsibilities in the position description.

Skills Required
• A degree in media, communications or related field, with a depth of subsequent relevant experience or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any combination of education, training and experience
• Proven project management and communications skills and demonstrated ability to complete tasks within timelines and budget.
• Experience in day-to-day website administration and a sound understanding of the website's role in an organisation's communication strategy.
• Demonstrated experience managing online and in person events (preferably using Zoom).
• Demonstrated experience developing and coordinating social media and digital communications campaigns which identified optimal channels and created effective and relevant online communication.
• Well-developed computer skills including sound knowledge of online content management systems (preferably Adobe Experience Manager), social media management platforms, website and social media analytics tools.
• Excellent writing skills and experience writing media re leases, corporate publications, newsletters and website content.
• Excellent knowledge of Australian media and demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with the media.
• Proofreading abilities and a strong attention to detail with strong organisational and interpersonal skills.

Why work with us: benefits and culture

UNSW offer a competitive salary and access to UNSW benefits including:
• Flexible working
• Additional 3 days of leave over the Christmas Period
• Access to lifelong learning and career development
• Progressive HR practices
• Discounts and entitlements

How To Apply

Please click Apply now to submit your application online.

Please provide a resume and a cover letter briefly addressing the criteria listed in the position description. Applications should not be sent to the contact listed below.

Contact (job related questions only)

Lise Mellor – Executive Officer

Email: [email protected]

Applications close: Friday 14th April before 11.30pm.

UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

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Sydney NSW Australia

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