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Senior Communications Officer

Austroads is seeking an experienced Senior Communications Officer to join its growing team.

The Senior Communications Officer will drive and implement strategic, multi-channel communications for Austroads, including internal, corporate and stakeholder communications. The role has a strong focus on communicating technical information and data services to external stakeholders. It requires initiative and judgement to develop strategic solutions to address opportunities and challenges.

This role will be responsible for:

  • Developing, publishing and promoting accurate, engaging and timely communication collateral across all channels including website, social media, email, print, audio-visual, media, events and corporate communications.
  • Developing and maintaining an understanding of the broad work Austroads, TCA and NEVDIS and a capacity to assist all units as required.
  • Contributing to Austroads strategic communications plan.
  • Identifying and negotiating a presence at industry events and conferences including negotiating speaking opportunities, and sponsorships.
  • Coordinating and attending industry events and conferences, developing presentations and speech notes, coordinating booth design, representing Austroads, TCA and NEVDIS at events.
  • Managing and mentoring direct report and managing freelance contractors (as needed) and external media service providers to ensure communications activity is well planned, delivered on time, professional and consistent.

About you:

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including editing
  • The ability to communicate technical information clearly and accurately
  • The ability to coordinate, deliver and evaluate multi-channel comms strategies
  • Experience negotiating and coordinating corporate sponsorship and presence at industry events
  • Ability to use Adobe Creative Suite software, including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Premier Pro
  • Self management, problem-solving, networking and teamworking skills
  • Commitment to personal development and learning

The position is based in Melbourne.

View a copy of the position description

For more information or to express interest in this role, please use our online form to contact our Human Resources Manager.

Last updated on 23 November 2022