Media & PR Adviser

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 22 May 2022

Job no:509557
Work type:full time
Location:Crawley
Categories:Community Engagement/Marketing


Brand, Marketing and Recruitment

  • Join a small, dynamic team of news professionals
  • Full-time, fixed term appointment until 13 January 2023
  • Salary: Level 8 $101,337 + 17% superannuation  

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University. 

About the team  

The Brand, Marketing and Recruitment (BMR) division exists for the purpose of showcasing the best of UWA, ultimately enhancing reputation and driving student recruitment.  The division consolidates all marketing, communications and future student related activity into one team, enabling efficiency and effectiveness gains for the University.

The Corporate Communications team within BMR exists to deliver professional, strategic and best practice communications and engagement activities for the University, as the lead group for the University’s engagement with the media, staff and key internal and external stakeholders. This is facilitated through the provision of strategic advice and the effective management of a range of communication channels.

About the opportunity  

The Media & PR Adviser will deliver the University’s media strategy, planning and liaison through managed media relations, the provision of high-level media and issues management advice to university staff and the production of a range of high-quality news and media products.  This will involve fostering positive interaction with the media at local, national and international levels to support the University’s reputation and recruitment goals.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate: 

  • Tertiary qualification or equivalent competency in journalism or closely-related disciplines
  • Substantial relevant media experience in a variety of media settings (e.g. print, broadcast or digital)
  • Superior writing and editing skills for various kinds of communication purposes, and demonstrated expertise in the preparation and production of news publications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to negotiate and communicate effectively with media representatives, external stakeholders and university staff at all levels
  • Knowledge of strategic use of social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube and ability to upload and maintain these platforms
  • Demonstrated high-level conceptual and analytical skills, with demonstrated ability to proactively provide high-level advice on contentious media issues
  • Knowledge of photography and digital editing of photographs an advantage

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Position Description - Media PR Adviser.rt

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document

Closing date: 11:55pm on Sunday 22 May 2022

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details:  Please apply online via the Apply Now button. 

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity 

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050. 

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered. 
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021). 
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.    


Advertised:13 May 2022 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:22 May 2022 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time


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