Senior Communications and Marketing Officer

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Keswick Terminal, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

  • Full-time, fixed term until 30th June 2024

  • Exciting opportunity to drive marketing and communications objectives in an emerging tech field

  • Base Salary $100,032 - $108,979 + 17% superannuation

About the Sydney Quantum Academy

The Sydney Quantum Academy (SQA) is a joint venture between The University of Sydney, The University of New South Wales, Macquarie University and University of Technology Sydney, to establish Sydney (and Australia) as a global destination for talent, investment, and innovation in relation to quantum technology and the future quantum economy. Collaborating with academia, industry, and government, SQA will harness Sydney’s collective quantum expertise to develop diverse talent and a globally recognised quantum ecosystem.

About the opportunity

As the Senior Marketing and Communications Officer, you will play a key role in supporting the Manager for Communications, Marketing and Media to achieve the Sydney Quantum Academy’s communications, marketing and media objectives. You will make a significant contribution to the strategy and development of SQA’s marketing and communications plan and ensure alignment with SQA’s overarching business plan objectives. The role includes media and marketing support for the annual Quantum Australia Conference and Careers Fair – Australia’s leading quantum industry conference. 

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • work within a small and dynamic team, reporting to the Manager, Communications, Marketing and Media

  • manage marketing and communications initiatives in support of SQA’s business plan objectives

  • identify, pitch, write and promote stories and cross-channel content to support business plan objectives and to raise SQA’s profile

  • in collaboration with the Manager, Communications, Marketing and Media, conceptualise and develop campaign plan and targets

  • actively manage and provide strategic input into event concepts, potential partners, and participants

  • maintain strong working relationships with staff at SQA Partner universities to ensure that marketing communications initiatives are communicated and understood

  • keep abreast of issues in the tertiary education, quantum environment, emerging marketing communications trends to provide high level advice and support.

About you

  • tertiary qualifications and/or relevant work experience in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field

  • demonstrated experience editing copy written by others to ensure a publication, print or online, is of a standard that meets editorial requirements and strategic objectives

  • demonstrated experience using social and digital media to reach and engage target audiences

  • demonstrated ability to write high quality communications and to tailor writing style for different audiences

  • strong experience in developing and executing integrated brand and product marketing communications campaigns across a broad range of mediums

  • demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with key internal stakeholders within a complex organisation

  • well-developed project management skills with the capacity to manage competing priorities, maintain attention to detail and to meet deadlines.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. 

How to apply

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