Communications and Content Coordinator

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 1186735
WA Data Science Innovation Hub

The WA Data Science Innovation Hub (WADSIH) is dedicated to keeping Western Australia ahead in the digital revolution by enhancing artificial intelligence (AI) and data science uptake, education, training, and awareness. By serving as a vital link between industry, government, and academia, WADSIH connects resources and capabilities to propel AI and data science applications forward in WA. WADSIH is jointly funded by the Government of Western Australia's New Industries Fund and Curtin University.

Your new role

We are seeking a Science Communications and Content Coordinator to support the team by engaging in scientific communication and content creation activities surrounding AI and data science. In this role you will work at the forefront of digital innovation by creating engaging and visually appealing content on new and evolving technologies with the aim of further promoting WADSIH as a thought-leader in the AI and data science field.

This role is a fixed term 2-year contract (possibility of extension), with the option to work either part time (minimum of 4 days) or full time, offering flexible hours and adaptable working arrangements.

In this role, you will:
  • Manage WADSIH's social media presence by developing strategies and crafting visually appealing content to enhance brand visibility.
  • Developing tools and visualisations to help explain AI concepts.
  • Conceptualise, script, produce, and edit engaging short-form videos that align with brand identity, while exploring new and creative storytelling approaches.
  • Prepare materials for media agencies and coordinate with the University’s Corporate Communications team to handle media inquiries.
  • Stay updated on new AI trends and technologies and be open to learning new skills.
We are looking for (the ideal candidate):

High performing and highly motivated candidates without demonstrated experience relevant to some of these criteria are encouraged to apply and demonstrate their experience in a relevant space, and/or their ability to quickly develop new skills.

  • Experience or qualifications in STEM fields with a strong understanding of data science and AI.
  • Experience or understanding of managing branding and marketing through digital channels including web content.
  • Excellent social media skills with demonstrated success in online engagement.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders and demonstrate cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Proficiency in graphic design highly regarded.
As this is a fixed-term contract, you will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role.

Why Choose Us?
Our staff are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide Australia and the world with quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a friendly place where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are a part of everyday life.
Our vibrant Bentley campus includes a gym, childcare, medical centre, art gallery, hotel, endless food options including a supermarket, beautiful gardens, end-of-trip facilities, accessible parking, and excellent public transport connections.

  • Global Excellence: Curtin University proudly stands among the top one percent of global universities according to the ARWU 2023 rankings.
  • Adaptable Work Environment: Embrace flexibility with a role based at our Bentley campus.
  • Rewards Beyond Salary: Enjoy the perks of a generous superannuation contribution (17%) and customisable salary packaging benefits through Paywise.
  • Time Well-Spent: Experience the added value of 17.5% Leave Loading, with the option to be paid out or taken as additional leave. Benefit from Parental Leave (26 weeks for the primary caregiver), Annual Leave (20 days), Personal Leave (14 days), Curtin University Leave (2 days), Study Leave, and Community Service Leave. Plus, access to Long Service Leave after 7 years of continuous service (65 days/13-week entitlement for full-time staff).
  • Recognition for Prior Service: Curtin recognises prior service for long service leave purposes. New Curtin employees may be* eligible if they have worked for an Australian University, public service or other recognised institution.
  • Health and Wellness: Our on-campus Medical Centre prioritises Curtin staff and students. Join Curtin's Healthy Lifestyle Program, with up to 2 hours per week of paid time off to engage in University-approved healthy lifestyle activities. Explore Curtin’s wellbeing locations at

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Join us!

Please provide a cover letter addressing the selection criteria in the advert, and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.
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Applications close: 2:30pm AWST, Sunday 16 June 2024.
Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin’s satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), quoting the reference number.

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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