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PR Specialist

Apply now Job no: 501141
Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Marketing

Uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, Macquarie University brings together 40,000 students and 3,000 staff in one thriving hub of discovery. Our campus spans 126 hectares, with open green space that gives our community the freedom to think and grow. We are home to fantastic facilities including a gym and pools, private teaching hospital and a high-tech library, with excellent transport links to the city and suburbs, supported by an on-campus train station.

We are recognised globally for excellence in areas including research, teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities and innovation. In fact, we are ranked among the top 2 per cent of universities in the world, and with a 5-star QS rating, we are renowned for producing graduates that are among the most sought-after professionals in the world.

Group Marketing manages and promotes the University’s brand, reputation and achievements. The Communications team provide advice and guidance on effective internal and external communication strategies, manage the University’s reputation in the media as well as with key stakeholders and develop high level messaging about the University for its target audiences.

The role 

Reporting to the Issues and Media Manager, you will implement communications plans and initiatives aimed at protecting and promoting the reputation of the University, particularly to external/media audiences. You will research, write and distribute press releases, monitor the University’s media coverage and provide advice and support to key clients on handling communications with media, industry and government entities.

Selection criteria

To be considered for the position, you must submit a cover letter (no more than 2 pages) which addresses the criteria below and upload this and your CV as part of the application process:

  • Degree and/or equivalent experience in communications, marketing or related discipline
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Australian media market
  • Proven ability to write effective communication for various channels and audiences
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in developing and implementing communication and engagement plans
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities, and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and networks 

Salary Package:  From $ 87,699 to $ 95,084 p.a. (HEW Level 7), plus 9.5% superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full time, fixed term until January 2018

Specific Role Enquiries: Anna Garcia, Issues & Media Manager. Email: Phone: (02) 9850 1051

General Recruitment Enquiries: Letitia Poile, HR Officer. Email: Phone: (02) 9850 7611

Applications Close: 11.55 pm Tuesday 22 August 2017

Position Description:  PR Specialist PD HEW 7.pdf

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.



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