Media Adviser

Sydney, Australia
13 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Salary package: from $91,685 - $99,406 plus 17% superannuation
  • Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing

The Role

This is a media and communication role that has a lot of variety where no two days will be the same, and you will have the ability to really impact how Macquarie communicates its research and achievements. You will be responsible for the implementation of a broad media and communication strategy that crosses into internal communication and social media.

Another key part of this role is stakeholder engagement with faculty executives, academics and researchers. You will work closely with the Issues and Media Manager and the broader communication team to build the team’s profile across the University and help maintain Macquarie’s reputation in the media. Most importantly, you will be joining a friendly, supportive and highly professional team that really cares about the work we do.

About You

You will be experienced in developing, implementing and measuring media and communication strategies and plans across a range of channels. Your ability to build and manage relationships and history of providing communication advice to senior stakeholders will set you up for success in this position.

Crucial to this role is your ability to seek out great stories, interpret often highly technical information into compelling content, and implement effective media engagement.

About Us

Group Marketing serves all university groups to promote the University’s brand, reputation and achievements globally. The Communication Team provides advice and guidance on effective internal, external communications and issues management strategies. The team manages the University’s reputation in the media as well as with key stakeholders and develop high level messaging about the University for its target audiences.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we have grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate cover letter that outlines how you meet to the selection criteria below:

  • Demonstrated experience building and managing relationships, including experience in providing communication advice to senior stakeholders
  • Experience in interpreting highly technical information and creating creative, compelling content for different channels
  • Proven demonstrated skill and experience developing, implementing and measuring media and communication strategies and plans across a range of channels
  • Excellent writing and editing skills including the ability to identify and correct errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation

Specific Role Enquiries: Emma Casey, Media and Issues Manager at

General Enquiries: Sarah Rowsell, HR Consultant at

Applications Close: Thursday 27 September 2018 at 11:55 pm (AEST)

Location: North Ryde, Macquarie University Campus

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.