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Digital Communications Officer

  • Not-for-profit sector
  • Maximum-term contract – 3 (three) years, full-time, with possibility of extension. Part-time options available for successful candidates
  • Ultimo location, professional and friendly environment
  • Competitive remuneration package, including salary packaging

About the Sax Institute

The Sax Institute is a leading Australian expert body in helping decision makers find and make best use of research to solve real-world health and social problems.

We connect individuals and organisations with research, we build research platforms that generate new knowledge for use in decision making, and we lead thinking and knowledge around how to ensure more research has a real-world impact.

We are not a research institute but rather, a transformative organisation established to develop innovative ways of better connecting knowledge from research with those who can use it.

The Communications and Information Division supports the CEO and the wider organisation by shaping and delivering a wide range of strategies and activities designed to protect, enhance and grow the Institute’s profile and reputation, and to disseminate its work to key audiences and increase awareness of the significance and relevance of the Institute’s work.

About the Position

The Digital Communications Officer is responsible for day-to-day implementation of the Institute’s digital strategy, in the following ways:

  • Uploading and updating content and updating functionality of the Institute’s website and the website of its journal, Public Health Research & Practice, as required
  • Coordination of digital projects such as web builds, digital developments, new social media channels and multimedia projects
  • Producing and uploading content for the Institute’s digital communications channels, including websites, e-newsletters, and social media accounts
  • Negotiating with suppliers and handling relevant business relationships
  • Ensuring Sax staff understand how to use Institute brand assets such as logos and templates
  • Ensuring the Institute follows best practice in digital communications.

About the Selection Criteria

Selection criteria – Essential

To be successful the Digital Communications Officer should demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:

  • Demonstrated experience with website content management systems, preferably including WordPress
  • Demonstrated experience with the following: electronic direct marketing tools, preferably including Campaign Monitor; photo editing software, preferably including Adobe Photoshop; copywriting and editing for digital communications platforms; video editing software, preferably using Adobe Premiere Elements; social media experience, particularly in relation to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn
  • Demonstrated understanding of the following: emerging digital platforms and tools; SEO principles (and how to implement them); digital metrics, preferably using Google tools
  • High-level organisational skills, including the ability to problem-solve, manage multiple concurrent tasks and prioritise
  • High-level interpersonal skills and ability to develop productive working relationships across different parts of the organisation
  • Attention to detail
  • High-level written and verbal communications skills: a clear and logical writer and thinker
  • Flexible approach and aptitude for technology and learning new skills.

Desirable

  • Basic skills in HTML, XML coding
  • Graphic design competencies
  • Experience, background or interest in health communications.

About the Benefits

  • Competitive salary including salary packaging
  • Opportunity to impact health policy/program delivery

Further details

To apply, please send your CV and a letter addressing the selection criteria to jobs@saxinstitute.org.au referencing the following in the subject heading: Digital Communications Officer.

Position description is available for further detail.

Thank you for your interest in the position. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For any enquiries please contact Adam Cresswell on 02 9188 9548 or adam.cresswell@saxinstitute.org.au.

Applications closing date:  5pm, 28 May 2018

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents Only

Media and Editorial Manager

  • Not-for-profit sector
  • Maximum-term contract – 3 (three) years, full-time, with possibility of extension. Part-time options available for successful candidates
  • Ultimo location, professional and friendly environment
  • Competitive remuneration package, including salary packaging

About the Sax Institute

The Sax Institute is a leading Australian expert body in helping decision makers find and make best use of research to solve real-world health and social problems.

We connect individuals and organisations with research, we build research platforms that generate new knowledge for use in decision making, and we lead thinking and knowledge around how to ensure more research has a real-world impact.

We are not a research institute but rather, a transformative organisation established to develop innovative ways of better connecting knowledge from research with those who can use it.

The Communications and Information Division supports the CEO and the wider organisation by shaping and delivering a wide range of strategies and activities designed to protect, enhance and grow the Institute’s profile and reputation, and to disseminate its work to key audiences and increase awareness of the significance and relevance of the Institute’s work.

About the Position

This exciting and challenging role will be integral to enhancing the Sax Institute’s national and international profile. Reporting to the Chief Communications Officer, you will be responsible for leading a wide variety of communications initiatives and managing the Institute’s media activities and relationships. The role will include a focus on writing and editing a range of communications products, including media releases and other media-focused materials, but also encompassing corporate communications materials including reports, documents, brochures, infographics and information products.

The person occupying this role will display significant drive and creativity, and will be pro-active in offering ideas and suggestions for both internal and external communications. The person in this position will be capable of taking the lead on multiple projects and be skilled at developing and maintaining strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. He or she may be asked to take on a leading role when the Division Head is not in the office (on leave or away from the office).

About you

You are creative, driven and passionate about your work, prepared to work collaboratively and step in where needed. You are pro-active in offering and executing ideas for both internal and external communications, capable of taking the lead on multiple projects and skilled at developing and maintaining strong relationships. You understand the importance of having a customer focus, and that internal and external customers are both important. You know a good media story when you see one and understand the constraints and needs of journalists in a modern media environment. You also write with flair and conviction, have a knack for making complex subjects appealing and accessible and understand how to work with subject matter experts such as researchers and academics to most effectively promote their work. You have a keen eye for detail, while keeping sight of the bigger picture. And importantly, you understand the impact that improving people’s health and wellbeing can have on our nation’s future.

About the Selection Criteria

Selection criteria – Essential

To be successful the Media and Editorial Manager should demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:

Technical

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail, particularly in relation to fact checking and proof reading
  • Demonstrated record of developing successful relationships with media contacts, with at least five years’ experience in a media/communications role
  • Ability to translate complex information into engaging and accurate communications for both professional and general audiences, preferably in a health environment
  • Well-developed staff management skills
  • Ability to take the initiative and independently identify Institute media needs and opportunities
  • Strong understanding of and experience in digital communication and the importance of integrated communication strategies
  • Proven track record in in building and sustaining positive business relationships internally and externally at an executive level
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage multiple concurrent projects with tight deadlines.

Selection criteria – Desirable

  • Understanding of content management systems
  • A working knowledge of Adobe products such as Photoshop and InDesign
  • Demonstrated knowledge of crisis communications.

About the Benefits

  • Competitive salary including salary packaging
  • Opportunity to impact health policy/program delivery

Further details

To apply, please send your CV and a letter addressing the selection criteria to jobs@saxinstitute.org.au referencing the following in the subject heading: Media and Editorial Manager.

Position description is available for further detail.

Thank you for your interest in the position. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For any enquiries please contact Adam Cresswell on 02 9188 9500 or adam.cresswell@saxinstitute.org.au.

Applications closing date: 5pm, 28 May 2018.

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents Only.