Indonesia @ Melbourne Blog Editor

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 11 Jun 2024

Job no:  0039132
Role type:
Part-time (0.4 FTE); Fixed-term for 12 months
Melbourne Law School
Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society
Research Assistant Grade 1 - $76,210 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super

  • Contribute your expertise to the only solely Indonesia-focused academic blog in Australia, immersing yourself in the collective endeavour of Melbourne Law School and the Asia Institute in the Faculty of Arts.
  • Collaborate with a diverse community of academics and postgraduates, Indonesian scholars and civil society leaders, and researchers from global universities.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role
Join the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society and contribute to the dynamic Indonesia at Melbourne Blog. Showcase contemporary Indonesian insights and diverse voices within the University of Melbourne’s extensive Indonesian network. In this engaging role, you will commission, edit, write, and upload content, support the popular Talking Indonesia podcast, and oversee social media accounts. Collaborate with academics, attend exclusive events, and play a crucial part in championing emerging Indonesian voices.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing blog operations, ensuring deadlines are met and content is timely.
  • Monitoring Indonesian social and political developments to inform content.
  • Identifying contributors, commissioning and translating articles, and uploading content, including cross-posting Talking Indonesia episodes.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with academics, researchers, and civil society professionals.
  • Developing strategies to increase traffic through social media, email digests, and content syndication, and participating in Advisory Board meetings with progress reports.

Who We Are Looking For
You possess excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Bahasa Indonesia, with a talent for editing and conveying complex ideas to a general audience. You are highly organised, self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team. Additionally, you have strong judgement, effective coaching and mentoring skills, and a deep understanding of Indonesian social and political issues.

You also have:

  • A completed master’s or PhD degree in a relevant field, such as politics, social science, or law.
  • Proficiency in a variety of computer applications, including the Microsoft Office suite and WordPress, ideally with skills in design software, such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.
  • In-depth knowledge of major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc).

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Melbourne Law School
Melbourne Law School is Australia's first all-graduate law faculty. Melbourne Law School was the first faculty in Australia to teach law, and awarded this country's first law degrees. The Law School is now fully graduate with its Juris Doctor for admission to practice recognised as a high level qualification in Australia and beyond. Coupled with the unrivalled excellence of the Melbourne Law Masters and its excellent Research Higher Degree programs, the Law School offers a unique opportunity for the integration of scholarship and teaching.

Its faculty is a vibrant community of creative scholars, committed to a highly collegial, research-intensive institutional life. The Law School has particular strengths in comparative analysis. It aims to integrate teaching with research and engagement activities and to engage with local, national and global communities.

The Law School is a single department faculty located in a custom designed building in University Square. The Law School has approximately 2,200 graduate students (including JD, Melbourne Law Masters and Research High Degrees).

The international reputation of the school is closely linked to the range and quality of its research programs. The school has several research Institutes, Centres, Networks and Groups which provide a focus for scholarly interaction.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website  and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn .   

Be Yourself
The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected] , with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request"

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Petra Newton via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

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